Our National Emmaus Moment

An Unprecedented Outpouring of Grace

4
Routes
48
Perpetual Pilgrims
60
Days on the Road
1,000
Hosts
6,500
Miles Traveled
250,000+
Total Participants

The Fire Is Spreading

Throughout the National Eucharistic Revival, local communities are gathering tinder in response to God’s invitation for renewal, calling on the Holy Spirit to bring the flame.

In keeping with this vision, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will accompany Jesus from city to city, lighting hearts on fire along the way. Then, at the National Eucharistic Congress in July 2024, all these flames will blaze together.

Click on the starting locations on the map to learn more about the four routes, or visit our About page for a more in-depth overview of this historic journey.

Click on the boxes below to learn more about the four routes, or visit our About page for a more in-depth overview of this historic journey.

About the Pilgrimage

The Fire Is Spreading

A Historic Journey

Throughout the National Eucharistic Revival, local communities have been gathering tinder in response to God’s invitation for renewal, calling on the Holy Spirit to bring the flame.

In keeping with this vision, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is accompanying Jesus from city to city, lighting hearts on fire along the way. Soon, all these flames will blaze together at the National Eucharistic Congress in July.

Explore the interactive map below to find out where the Pilgrimage is right now along each of the four routes, and register to join us for one of the many free events as we pass through your city!

Click on the boxes below to learn more about the four routes, or visit our About page for a more in-depth overview of this historic journey.

The Four Routes

Marian Route (North)

STARTING LOCATION: Mississippi Headwaters, Lake Itasca, MN

Departing from the headwaters of the Mississippi, the northern arm of the Pilgrimage will descend through the midwestern United States, pass through Wisconsin and Illinois, and meet up with the other three pilgrimage routes at the Congress in Indianapolis. Find out more about this route and its patron at the link below.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route (East)

STARTING LOCATION: New Haven, CT

The eastern arm of the Pilgrimage will begin near the Atlantic coast, journey through our nation’s oldest diocese, and cross the Appalachian Mountains. Find out more about this route and its patron at the link below.

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St. Juan Diego Route (South)

STARTING LOCATION: Brownsville, TX

The southern arm of the Pilgrimage will depart from the tip of Texas, wind around the Gulf of Mexico, and pass through the southeastern region of the United States on its way to Indianapolis. Find out more about this route and its patron at the link below.

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St. Junipero Serra Route (West)

STARTING LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

From our Pacific coast, the western arm of the Pilgrimage will cross the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Named after the “Apostle of California,” this will be the longest and most challenging route—covering over 2,200 miles! Find out more about this route and its patron at the link below.

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Map of the four National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes
North

Marian Route

Starting Location: MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS, LAKE ITASCA, MN

Departing from the headwaters of the Mississippi, the northern arm of the Pilgrimage will descend through the midwestern United States, pass through Wisconsin and Illinois, and meet up with the other three pilgrimage routes at the Congress in Indianapolis.

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East

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route

Starting Location: New Haven, CT

The eastern arm of the Pilgrimage will begin near the Atlantic coast, journey through our nation’s oldest diocese, and cross the Appalachian Mountains.

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South

St. Juan Diego Route

Starting Location: Brownsville, TX

The southern arm of the Pilgrimage will depart from the tip of Texas, wind around the Gulf of Mexico, and pass through the southeastern region of the United States on its way to Indianapolis.

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West

St. Junipero Serra Route

Starting Location: San Francisco, CA

From our Pacific coast, the western arm of the Pilgrimage will cross the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Named after the “Apostle of California,” this will be the longest and most challenging route—covering over 2,200 miles!

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If I but touch his cloak
I shall be cured.
Matthew 9:21
Eucharistic procession through a street
Eucharistic procession through a street

Jesus Is Coming to YOU

Shortly after his Resurrection, Jesus accompanied two disciples on their journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus—walking with them in their grief, offering hope, and finally revealing himself through the breaking of the bread. Jesus wants to do the same for YOU!

This will be one of the largest Eucharistic pilgrimages in history. Just as crowds followed Christ throughout his earthly ministry, our nation will process with our Eucharistic Lord through cities, along highways, and past rural towns on his way to the 10th National Eucharistic Congress.

Click below to discover more about pilgrimages, their legacy within the Church, and what makes the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage such a historic moment for America.
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Large crowds followed him,
and he healed them there.
MATTHEW 19:2
Travelers entering a home

Hospitality of Heart and Home

Pilgrims will undertake this life-changing journey both as an act of reverence for the Blessed Sacrament and to witness publicly that Jesus is a King worth following. Full-time members of the procession will rely on the hospitality of local Catholics willing to open their homes for rest and support.

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Make Your Own Pilgrimage

Following Jesus is a personal statement of faith—a faith that moves us to seek Our Lord wherever he goes: be it the streets, cathedrals, or in the hearts of the poor. The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will not only be undertaken by Perpetual Pilgrims (those who commit themselves to making the entire journey). All Catholics are invited to participate in this massive “Eucharistic Caravan.”

If you live near one of the four established routes, come meet Jesus as he passes by! If you are unable to meet up with the main pilgrimage, we encourage you to make your own pilgrimage in solidarity! Click below to learn more about planning your own pilgrimage.

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Eucharistic Procession at an event