The Pilgrimage in honour of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Sept. 1, 2019, started out from the church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ethelbert, MB some 4 hours Northwest of the city of Winnipeg.
Faithful from Dryden, ON and Welwyn, SK came together to continue the tradition began by Fr. Rusak of an annual pilgrimage at least 12 years ago, and is usually held near the Welwyn, SK chapel of Our Lady of Fatima over 2 days.
This year we were limited to just one day of walking in prayer, hymns and litanies, with meditations on the Nativity of Mary. The youngest participant was only 6 months and the oldest, 85. The terminus of the day was the Retreat centre located on a faithful’s property, a short distance of 15 kms.
Some 60 plus faithful joined in the day of prayer and reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.