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NASPA Shrines on The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

The National Association of Shrines and Pilgrimage Apostolate is excited to see the early success of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage. We are especially proud to see Member shrines represented. This historic journey with our Lord across our country will foster a culture of pilgrimage and devotion to the Eucharist for years to come. 

When Bishop Andrew Cozzens reached out to NASPA shrines in 2021 to support the Eucharistic Revival his request was met with enthusiasm from the board and our members. Since then, we have eagerly awaited the pilgrimage and congress.

We are particularly proud of our former NASPA officer, Will Peterson, who joined the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage planning team through his connections with NASPA. Tim Glemkowski, the CEO of the National Eucharistic Congress, shared in an interview with The National Register that the idea for multiple national pilgrimage routes “was dead in the water” until Glemkowski started working with Peterson and the Modern Catholic Pilgrim team. 

“Participation in NASPA has opened up tremendous opportunities for involvement in the National Eucharistic Congress and National Eucharistic Pilgrimage,” said Will Peterson, Founder of the Modern Catholic Pilgrim. 

NASPA’s mission, as intended by the USCCB in the 1990s, is to build up the culture of pilgrimage in the United States. The organization strives to renew, inspire, and serve its member shrines and pilgrim leaders. By building up this community of shrines the organization sees more and more fruitful connections made amongst members and organizations such as the National Eucharistic Congress.

It is NASPA’s prayer that the conclusion of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress will light a fire in the hearts of pilgrims everywhere to follow in the footsteps of these trailblazers on the “Road to Emmaus” with our Lord.

We invite our Members to join us for virtual NASPA Networking on June 13 at 3:00 PM for a special National Eucharistic pilgrimage Update with Will Peterson as he takes us behind the scenes and shares their progress. If your shrine would like to become a NASPA Member or you are part of an organization that would like to be a sponsor visit or email Ashleigh at Subject line: Membership

On the list below you can see when the pilgrims will be at NASPA member shrines.

Marian Route

June 8th Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

June 15th national shrine of saint joseph

June 16th National Shrine of our Lady of Champion

June 29th National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Elizabeth Ann Seton route

May 25th St. Francis Cabrini shrine

June 1st National Shrine of St. John Neuman

June 6th The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

June 8th-9th Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Juan Diego route

June 20th Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

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