SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 300 Gonzaga University students, Jesuits, faculty, staff, and alumni are expected to take part in the University’s 44th annual Pilgrimage retreat to the historic Mission of the Sacred Heart – or Cataldo Mission – in Cataldo, Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 14. Pilgrimage is open to all members of the Gonzaga community.
Participants will embark on an 11-mile wilderness hike to the Mission of the Sacred Heart, the site of Idaho’s oldest-standing building and headquarters of this region’s first Jesuit missionaries. Alumni, faculty and staff are welcome to arrive at the Mission at approximately 1:30 p.m. to welcome the pilgrims, and take part in Mass and lunch. There is no cost for this option, but Gonzaga requests that those interested please register. Students will travel by bus from campus to the start of their hike.
The retreat brings together students of all ages as well as representatives of all parts of the Gonzaga community to hike together and pray for God’s blessing this academic year in an authentic experience of Gonzaga’s commitment to faith and justice. At the Mission of the Sacred Heart, participants will join members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Gonzaga Jesuits for a catered lunch, followed by celebration of the Eucharist.
Cost for the event is $15. Visit Gonzaga’s Pilgrimage website to register. For more information, please contact Jeff Brogan with University Ministry at (509) 313-4242 or via email or call University Ministry at (509) 313-4242.