Christus Rex Pilgrimage – 27th to 29th of October 2017

The Christus Rex Pilgrimage is a three day walking pilgrimage in the medieval tradition held annually on the traditional feast of Christ the King, with singing, daily Mass and enriching fellowship – walking through the Victorian countryside from St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo.

Over the 3 days we walk through the picturesque and serene countryside and forests of Victoria, through the towns of Creswick, Smeaton, Newstead and Lockwood. Along the route we engage in prayers and song – rosaries, litanies, hymns and medieval pilgrim songs that unite all in fellowship. The holy sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated each day of the Pilgrimage in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Sacred polyphony and Gregorian chant are a part of each Mass. There are many opportunities for confession and spiritual guidance from the priests who join us on the pilgrimage.

The passing years have seen the pilgrimage attract Catholics from all over Australia of all ages, bringing them together to walk the route in honour of Christ the King and showing forth the communal body of the Catholic Church. The pilgrimage numbers have increased every year and have reached 450 in the past.

The Pilgrimage is run and organised by Christus Rex Society; a volunteer group of committee members who organise and coordinate the Pilgrimage every year. The Committee members come from all different regions around Australia and come together for the greater glory of God.

We welcome any enquiries and hope that you will sincerely consider joining us for the next Pilgrimage.

Christus Vincit! Christus Regnat! Christus Imperat! 

2016 Pilgrimage Theme

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive? But with you is found forgiveness.Psalm 129