The Notre Dame Trail - 175th Anniversary

 

Embark on a pilgrimage for Our Lady in the tradition of Father Sorin's intrepid spirit.


This event is for all family members, not just for Scouts!

Scouts should come in complete uniform for the pilgrimage.

 

Want to get your Notre Dame Patch?

Patches are available for purchase below!

Cost is $10 per patch and can be paid for with your registration.  Click here to register & purchase your patches today!

Patches are $20 if you are unable to attend the event (see ND Trail Patch Order Form in the page menu above).

 

ALL REGISTRANTS (ADULTS & YOUTH) MUST SIGN AND SUBMIT A WAIVER (DOWNLOAD BELOW).  ALL WAIVERS MUST BE SENT TO SARAH CARPENTER AT SARAH.CARPENTER@SCOUTING.ORG OR DROPPED OFF AT THE MORRIS 1ST-SOURCE SCOUT CENTER.

 


When?

Saturday, August 26 starting at 8:30 a.m.

See Itinerary below.

 

Where?

The pilgrimage begins at Howard Park, South Bend and ends with Mass on Notre Dame Campus.

 

What?

Experience the history of the C.S.C. and live the mission of Notre Dame as you journey together with fellow pilgrims. Enjoy Indiana's natural beauty, landscapes, hiking trails, rivers, lakes, and wildlife. Learn from storytellers about the western frontier of the United States, missionaries from Europe, and indigenous people.  Click here to view Trail Details.

Pilgrimage Experience

Opportunities to:

  • Challenge yourself physically, while traversing through beautiful landscapes.
  • Strengthen relationship with God.
  • Learn history of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame, and Indiana.
  • Build relationships with fellow pilgrims.
  • Celebrate University’s 175th Anniversary.

Cost

  • Complimentary for all registered pilgrims

Transportation

  • Complimentary parking and transportation from campus

Food & Beverage

  • Beverages and snacks throughout the day
  • 175th Anniversary picnic

Campus Activities

  • Visit the grave of Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C. in the Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Light a candle at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Tour the Log Chapel and Basilica of the Sacred Heart
  • Celebrate Mass together on South Quad with University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. presiding

Gift

  • 175th Anniversary Commemorative Gift

 

 

1-Day Pilgrimage | Register Below

3 miles of walking, begins at Howard Park in downtown South Bend, Indiana

Scenes from the Final Day

Saturday, August 26

  • 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Complimentary parking and transportation from campus
  • 8:30 a.m. Pilgrim blessing at Howard Park
    • Join the 14-day, 5-day, and 3-day pilgrims
  • 8:45 a.m. Begin walk along the St. Joseph River
    • Hike through South Bend, Holy Cross College, and Saint Mary's College
    • Visit the graves of Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C. and the Brothers in the Holy Cross Community Cemetery
    • Light a candle at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
    • Tour the Log Chapel and Basilica of the Sacred Heart
  • 11:30 a.m. Celebrate Mass with University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. presiding
  • 175th Anniversary picnic following mass

 

For questions about the Trail, visit: trail.nd.edu

 

 

File Name Description
ND Trail Adult Waiver Download
ND Trail Minor Waiver Download
Position Name Telephone
Director of Development Nate Thornton (574) 289-0337 x307 Email
Program Administrative Assistant Sarah Carpenter (574) 289-0337 x302 Email