A special pilgrimage on honor of the late Fr. Sebastian Râle (also spelled Râsle) is set Saturday, Aug. 11. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a walk in his historic footsteps.

The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 273 Water St., in Skowhegan before driving to the site of the old mission at St. Sebastian Cemetery on Father Râsle Road in Madison.

Originally from France, Râle joined the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1674 and, driven by the love of Christ, he traveled to the Americas 15 years later.

There will be several opportunities for prayer and meditation during the pilgrimage, and excerpts from letters written by or about Râle will be read along with Scripture passages. The pilgrimage will conclude around 1 p.m. at the memorial of Râle, located in St. Sebastian Cemetery.

For more information, email Joseph Moreshead at [email protected] or call Christ the King Parish at 696-3203.

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