Metuchen, N.J., Sep 25, 2019 / 13:48 pm
More than 700 people participated in a nine-mile pilgrimage through the streets of New Jersey's Hunterdon County on Saturday in order to call for a spiritual awakening and increased discipleship in the Diocese of Metuchen.
The Sept. 21 pilgrimage was part of the diocese's preparation for consecration to Christ through Our Lady of Guadalupe, which will take place on her feast, Dec. 12.
The journey was a loop that began and ended at Immaculate Conception Parish in Annandale, about 30 miles west of Metuchen.
During the pilgrimage the participants, among whom were 23 priests, prayed the rosary in both English and Spanish, and sang Marian hymns. The priests were available to hear confessions during the walk, and there was Eucharistic Adoration and a Holy Hour at the six-mile point of the pilgrimage.