Young adults grow closer to God through nature during Up North pilgrimage (PHOTOS)

Bishop Jeffrey Walsh of Gaylord leads young adults with the Eucharist up to the foot of the 55-foot crucifix at the National Shrine of the Cross of the Woods in Indian River. Once Bishop Walsh reached the top, he turned around to allow retreatants to adore the Eucharist. (Photos by Daniel Meloy | Detroit Catholic)

CHEBOYGAN Seventy young adults took part in the 2023 Michigan Young Adult Hiking and Rafting Pilgrimage at Cheboygan State Park and the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods in Indian River from July 21-23.

The retreat was led by Fr. Adam Maher, rector of the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw, and Gaylord Bishop Jeffrey Walsh also accompanied the pilgrims.

The retreat was a chance to disconnect from the comforts of the world and reconnect with God’s presence and the shalom ("peace") Christ brings. Read the full story.

(Photos by Daniel Meloy | Detroit Catholic)


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