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Walking with the Saints 2021

“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” - Pope Saint John Paul II

During this pandemic, Modern Catholic Pilgrim continues to work to provide a structured opportunity for prayer that allows for an experience of community as well. We at MCP believe that pilgrimage provides a way forward through the struggles of this time. Who better than the saints to guide us through it?


Would you be willing to pledge yourself to becoming a pilgrim and to follow one of the saints by making walked pilgrimage? If so, sign up to take part in a countrywide commitment to the development of the communion of saints throughout the month of October and culminating with the celebration of All Saints' Day on November 1st.

If you don't know where to start in determining which saint you'll be walking with, check out Catholic Online at or take a look at the list below to see saints with whom other pilgrims have pledged to walk. If you'd like to make more than one pilgrimage for various saints, just be sure to sign up every time so that we can give each saint the recognition he or she deserves.


Use our Pilgrimage Guide to help direct you in making a proper pilgrimage. It would have been difficult to make separate ones for the 10,000+ canonized saints, not to mention those beatified or declared venerable or servants of God, so you'll have to forgive the generalities in the guide. We're excited to include the supplement for families to provide a little more guidance to those with children who would like to take part.

We take heart in the words of Scripture, which demonstrate the existence of the communion of saints: "After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands" (Revelation 7:9). How special to be able to join that multitude in pilgrimage.

Map and Information from WWTS2020

Pledged Saints in 2020

Our Blessed Mother

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Francis

St. Luke

Bl. Mary Angela Truszkowska

St. John Paul II

St. Mary Margaret Alacoque

St. Paul of the Cross

The North American Martyrs

St. Andre Bessette

Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun

Bl. Charles de Foucauld

Our Lady of Good Help

St. Philip Neri

Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno

Bl. Columba Marmion

Bl. Anuarite Nengapeta

St. Katharine Drexel

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Guardian Angels

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Our Lady of the Rosary

St. Benedict

St. Kateri Tekawitha

St. Faustina

St. Joan of Arc

St. Catherine of the Wheel

St. Ignatius

St. Veronica

St. Thecla

St. Benedict the African

Sts. Jacinta and Francisco

St. Isidore the Farmer

Our Lady of Fatima

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Saint Jose Luis Sanchez

Venerable Augustus Tolton

St. Dymphna

St. Joseph

Bl. Michael McGivney

St. Jude

All Saints, Known and Unknown

# of 2020 Pilgrimages


Total # of Pilgrims


2020 Partners

National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help; Creatio; Verso Ministries; Visitation Sisters of Minneapolis; Soul Core; Fordham University Campus Ministry; St. Mary Mission, Red Lake, MN; Office of Multicultural Ministry, Archdiocese of Louisville; Mepkin Abbey; Zion Mission House, Los Angeles; Kapaun's Men; St. Paul of the Cross Monastery; Felician Sisters, Our Lady of Hope Province; Kentucky Catholic Congolese Association; Gotta Be Saints; Archdiocese of Chicago Young Adult Engagement; JMJ United; Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame; Saint John Institute

"It is not merely by the title of example that we cherish the memory of those in heaven; we seek, rather, that by this devotion to the exercise of fraternal charity the union of the whole Church in the Spirit may be strengthened. Exactly as Christian communion among our fellow pilgrims brings us closer to Christ, so our communion with the saints joins us to Christ, from whom as from its fountain and head issues all grace, and the life of the People of God itself."

- Article 957 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

“Those in the Catholic Church, whom some rebuke for praying to Saints and going on pilgrimages, do not seek any Saint as their savior. Instead, they seek saints as those whom their Savior loves, and whose intercession and prayer for the seeker He will be content to hear. For His Own sake, He would have those He loves honored. And when they are thus honored for His sake, then the honor that is given them for His sake overflows especially to Himself.”

- St. Thomas More

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