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Johan van Parys

Basilica Neighborhood Racial Justice Pilgrimage

Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

Sunday, February 28

Program at The Basilica - 2:00pm, Teresa of Calcutta Hall
Pilgrimage Site - 3:20pm, St. Martin de Porres Parish site (N 5th Ave and N Bryant Ave)
Sunday Mass - 4:30pm, The Basilica of Saint Mary

As part of celebrating Black History Month and continuing our work for racial justice, The Basilica will be hosting a walked pilgrimage on Sunday, February 28. The 2.2 mile pilgrimage route will take us through the Sumner and Lowry Hill neighborhoods and include the site of the former St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in North Minneapolis.

The group will meet in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall on The Basilica campus at 2:00pm for a brief presentation by Will Peterson, founder of Modern Catholic Pilgrim, who will speak about the practice of pilgrimage in the Catholic tradition and pilgrimage as an exercise in racial reconciliation. Dr. Reba Luiken, a local historian and columnist for The Catholic Spirit, will then provide a short history of the former St. Martin de Porres parish and changes to our neighborhood in the 75 years since it was built. There will also be time for individual prayer (Visio Divina) with the original stained glass windows from the St. Martin de Porres parish. The group will then depart together and return to The Basilica to celebrate the 4:30pm Sunday Mass. Registration requested.

In the event of extreme cold or snow, this event will be rescheduled for Sunday, March 21. Registered pilgrims will receive email notice of any changes by Friday, February 26.

Please note that this event will follow all Basilica protocols for managing risk related to COVID-19. Participants will be required to wear masks during the event and complete a short health screening upon arriving at The Basilica campus. For any individuals who wish to participate virtually or on their own time, racial justice pilgrimage resources can be made available.

Please reach out to Janice with any questions.