SPIRITUAL PREPARATION

“Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.  But they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” – 1 Corinthians 9:25

The Christus Rex Pilgrimage can be an arduous, and yet joyful, physical and spiritual journey.  In the same way that you should prepare yourself physically for the walk, we suggest that you prepare yourself spiritually for the Pilgrimage well before you commence walking at Ballarat.

Preparing yourself spiritually for the Pilgrimage does not need to be a difficult and complicated task.  It may simply involve spending a little more time in daily prayer, Eucharistic adoration, or more regularly going to receive the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion.

To further assist Pilgrims in this spiritual preparation, we publish on our website three spiritual reflections over the last months preceding the Pilgrimage.  The reflections are prepared by Priests who will be attending the Pilgrimage.  If you have registered for the Pilgrimage, you will receive an email notifying you when each new reflection is made available.  The reflections for previous years are also available on our website.

We also suggest that you commence praying the novena to Christ the King, which is also available on our website, so that it is completed on the last day of the Pilgrimage.