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Catholic Pilgrimages for Youth and Young Adults

A History of Trailblazers Pilgrimages
        Note: see testimonials from our pilgrims
        and published articles about Trailblazers (click here)

Pilgrimage 2015 - Shrines of the Jesuit Martyrs and St. Kateri, New York
  • See what our plans were for this pilgrimage as we hiked and canoed through the beautiful wilderness of New York
  • Links to informational websites
Pilgrimage 2013 - Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin
  • See what our plans were for this pilgrimage
  • Maps of the trip
  • Links to informational websites
Pilgrimage 2011 - World Youth Day XXVI, Madrid, Spain
  • Look out Spain, here we come! Links will be posted here after the pilgrimage in 2011
  • ˇVámonos! ˇViva el Papa!
  • Theme: "Rooted and built in Christ, established in the faith." (Col 2, 7)
Pilgrimage 2009 - Shrine of the Jesuit Martyrs in Midland, Ontario
  • See our itinerary: what did we do (click here); here, also see the brochure with which we publicized this event
  • See videos and photo galleries (still under construction)
  • Theme: "Having found Jesus Chrsit in his cross, you have found the roses in teh thonrs, sweetness in bitterness, all in nothing." St. John de Brebeuf, Jesuit Relations, 1636
  • Various fund raising events:
  • See how we organized ourselvs, plans, packing list, etc. here
Pilgrimage 2008 - World Youth Day XXIII, Sydney, Australia
Pilgrimage 2006 - Guadalupe, Mexico City
  • Theme: "Am I not here, who am your mother?" (The Blessed Virgin to St. Juan Diego)
  • Our first non-WYD pilgrimage
  • From Pueblo to Guadalupe on foot
  • Wonderful graces for all the pilgrims, including a consecration to our Lady before the Tilma
  • See photo gallery
Pilgrimage 2005 - World Youth Day XX, Cologne, Germany
  • 16th-21st August 2005, Köln (Germany)
  • Theme: "We have come to worship him" (Mt 2,2)
  • See photo gallery
Pilgrimage 2002 - World Youth Day XVII, Tornoto, Canada
  • July 23rd-28th 2002, Toronto (Canada)   
  • Theme: "You are the salt of the earth...You are the light of the world" (Mt 5: 13-14)
  • See photo gallery

Contact us:
Editor of The Compass -
Trailblazers Secretary-
Father Paul Ward: Trailblazers Director -
(248) 722-5808     *
Mailing Address: Trailblazers Youth Pilgrimages, 700 Maple Vista, Imlay City, MI 48444