As MSJ celebrates 100 years, please join us as we embark on 100 pilgrimages for Mary during the month of May.  

May is a month of devotion to Mary in the Catholic tradition, and Mary is revered in many other traditions. Due to the current global pandemic and physical distancing requirements, we are unable to be together. But we can still journey together in prayer asking the Blessed Mother to be a source of strength and healing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Office of Mission Integration seeks to collect 100 pilgrimage stories to unite our prayers, requests, and intentions together; brought together to our greatest intercessor: Mary, our Mater Dei.

Pray the rosary, do a prayer walk, plant and tend a Mary Garden, walk around your block, stroll through your backyard, or sit in a comfortable chair, anywhere that you can follow physical distancing guidelines and are comfortable praying. Your pilgrimage is personal. Make it your own.

Please share a description and photo of your on your pilgrimage below. We will be compiling a photo collage of the pilgrimage experiences. 


Join MSJ students, staff, faculty, Sisters of Charity, and alumni members from across the country and a span of graduating classes connecting through this prayer pilgrimage.


Mary is known by many names: Mother of Mercy, Undoer of Knots, Comfort of the Afflicted. For the Mount Community, another name is of particular significance: Mater Dei, Mother of God.
Our chapel, which is the center of many events of immense significance at the Mount, is named for Mater Dei.
Click below to download resources for your Mater Dei in May Pilgrimage: 

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