Registrations are now open for the 2017 Pilgrimage

 ‘The Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ [is] to be observed yearly throughout the whole world on the last Sunday of the month of October’
– Pius XI,  Quas Primas

In October 1991, a small group of Australian Catholics, inspired by the revival of the ancient Paris to Chartres Pilgrimage, embarked from St Patrick’s Cathedral in Ballarat and walked to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo.  Every year since, pilgrims have gathered from around the world to make the same spiritual journey through the Australian countryside.

The Pilgrimage is attended by hundreds of Pilgrims from around Australia and the world and attracts people of all ages and walks of life and remains the only one of its kind in Australia.  The Christus Rex Pilgrimage provides a perfect opportunity for Catholics to make new friendships and renew old ones.

2017 Pilgrimage Theme

I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase1 Corinthians 3:6
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History of the Pilgrimage

Inspired by the Chartres Pilgrimage story, a small group of Australians dedicated to the traditional liturgy decided to create a Pilgrimage tradition in Australia.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do we actually do while we are walking? Where should I leave my car? What if I can’t walk the whole way? Can we bring young children?  I have a medical condition, can I still participate?


Spiritual Preparation

Intended to assist you in your internal preparation for the Pilgrimage. Even if you can’t attend, please take part in the reflections or in the Christ the King novena and unite yourself spiritually with those Pilgrims walking.