Marcellus Day Pilgrimage


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Join us for Saint Marcellus Day Celebration 2017: Pilgrimage, Prayer and Address by Jim Forest

“I serve Jesus Christ the eternal King…It is not right for a Christian, who serves the Lord Christ, to serve in the armies of the world."       -Saint Marcellus of Tangiers

The relics of St. Marcellus are housed in the main altar at Sacred Heart Basilica at Notre Dame and each year around his feast day pilgrims visit those relics to pray and meditate on the current-day meaning of his martyrdom for Christ's peace 1,700 years ago.

2:30 PM: DRAMATIZATION OF THE PASSION OF ST. MARCELLUS Olivet AME Church 719 N. Notre Dame Ave., Nickel & Dime Youth Theater Group

Procession to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. 

Not making the pilgrimage walk? Join our community choir! Please contact us for more information.

Gather for a prayer for peace and address by Jim Forest in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame. Jim is the author of numerous books, including The Root of War is Fear: Thomas Merton’s Advice to Peacemakers, Loving Our Enemies: Reflections on the Hardest Commandment, Living With Wisdom: A Biography of Thomas Merton, All Is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day, The Road to Emmaus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life, Ladder of the Beatitudes, Praying with Icons and the forthcoming At Play in the Lions' Den: A biography and memoir of Daniel Berrigan. Jim is also the author of several children’s books, including Saint George and the Dragon and Saint Nicholas and the Nine Gold Coins. He was a co-founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship and serves as International Secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. His photographs have been widely published.


Co-hosted by Community for Peace and Nonviolence, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminaryand the Catholic Peace Fellowship