Convocation Pilgrimage

Convocation Pilgrimage

November 4, 2024


This incredible bus pilgrimage begins by departing at the hotel at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4 after Convocation. We return to the hotel at 7:00 p.m.  Registration is open in our online store.

We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good, and decent are worth it. Laudato Si, 229

It is an opportunity to learn about Upper Midwest history from the perspective of its Indigenous Peoples through encounters in listening, storytelling, and experiencing sacred sites with time for individual and communal reflection. In the morning, we will be walking around the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, what the Dakota refer to as Bdote Minisota, or “meeting place of rivers,” including the Historic Fort Snelling State Park, Dakota Internment Camp following the Dakota-U.S. War, and Pilot Knob Hill (Oheyawahi).

Lunch prepared by a Native American Restaurant will be served at the Church of St. Peter, the oldest Catholic Church in the state of Minnesota. In the afternoon, we will go to the Mdewakanton Shakopee Museum, (Hoċokata Ṫi [ho-cho-kah-tah-tee) is the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s cultural center and gathering space that is used to interpret and encourage traditional Mdewakanton Dakota cultural heritage, language, and history.

Without disembarking, the next stop will be the George Floyd Square, while en route to a catered supper by a second Native American restaurant served at the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri. Afterward, we will humbly pray our stories together and with insights from local leaders in the Church before returning to the hotel at 7:00 pm.

The cost of $175 per person includes bus travel, meals, tips, etc. This optional experience is limited to 50 people, register early to confirm your space. For additional information, please contact Sister Debbie at debbiesscm@nrvc.net

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