WALK THE FOOTSTEPS OF FR. SEBASTIAN RÂLE 15791

 

 

 

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WALK THE FOOTSTEPS OF FR. SEBASTIAN RÂLE 15791

08/06/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

One of our council sponsored Seminarians lead this years Pilgrimage Walk for Fr. Rale in Madison Maine on Saturday August 3, 2019. The PILGRIMAGE:WALK THE FOOTSTEPS OF FR. SEBASTIAN RÂLE started at St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main St., Madison, ME. Fr. Sebastian Râle (also spelled Râsle) lived much of his life among the Abenaki people and is even credited with establishing Maine’s first school. He fiercely defended the rights of the Abenaki people and was killed by the British in 1724. Seven members of the tribe died trying to protect him. We visited the places where he preached and ministered. All who attended enjoyed the day very much. The group met at St. Sebastian Church, located on 161 Main Street in Madison, at 10 a.m., and the journey conclude around 1 p.m. at the memorial of Father Râle, located in St. Sebastian Cemetery on the spot where he was killed. The pilgrimage was led by Joseph Moreshead, a seminarian for the Diocese of Portland. There was a number of opportunities for prayer and meditation during the day. We thank Seminarian Joe for leading this second Pilgrimage during his stay in Maine.




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