VI Bicycle Pilgrimage 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️ from Boston to American Częstochowa in Doylestown, PA 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️ July 12-18, 2021 !!! 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️They have arrived at their destination! 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️ CONGRATULATIONS !!! 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️
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02August

The 6th Interstate Bicycle Pilgrimage has arrived in the American Częstochowa !!!

Sun, rain, high temperatures, fallen trees, punctured tires and a lack of a bridge were our daily bread.  A broken chain is rare, but it also happens.  It was not easy, but we managed.  We made it because we supported each other, and in fact, apart from the intentions that we had in our hearts, it was fuel for us to continue our journey.  I was pleasantly surprised by the great good that literally flowed from everyone, pilgrims, clergy, and especially volunteers who were always one step ahead and behind us.  With hot coffee, a cold drink, a muffin, or even a car driving in the rear all the time, to help if necessary.  They were literally everywhere.  We were genuinely grateful when someone packed away our luggage into the transport vehicle and it made its way safely to the next destination, someone 

prepared a meal, or washed the floor in the room where we were just sleeping.  Volunteers are people who have devoted their private time and resources to be with us and be able to serve us.  Just like that, humanly and from the heart.

27January

We are starting the 6th pilgrimage!

We cordially invite everyone who is interested in the third interstate bicycle pilgrimage. "Faithful in the Faith on the Bike" to the American Czestochowa. The pilgrimage this year will be held on July 12-18 2021 and will be different than the previous ones, this year's pilgrimage will cover 5 states and will last not 3 but 7 days. We're starting from Boston, MA so the route will be around 350 miles (560 km). We require a lot of effort in organizing as well as defeating the route. Like every year, each of you can choose the starting place yourself, depending on your own abilities. I cordially invite all pilgrims from last year but I also encourage new ones, especially from new places, from which the pilgrimage will start for the first time. I am asking you for prayer for our pilgrimage, that everything and everyone whom we meet along the way would be kind to us.
Important changes in the pilgrimage are: changing accommodation from Rochelle Park, NJ to the church in Wallington, NJ. In Wallington, we are provided with more accommodation opportunities. We will spend the night in school rooms and not in the church, which will have more accessible bathrooms. Second change: coffee and tea will be available in the morning and in the evening. Four additional showers were also bought (8 in total), so the queues will be shortened significantly. We are looking for volunteers who would be responsible for the distribution and folding of the showers. We also bought two additional fridges for cold drinks, so this year we should not be running out during the route. T-shirts will also be of two types, women's and men's cut.

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04July

The pilgrimage map on your phone

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A map of the bicycle pilgrimage route is available for pilgrims during the pilgrimage.

Please click HERE and open the map on your phone in the google map app.

24July

This year has passed like month!

This year has passed like 1 month and believe me I would never have thought that I would go this route again one day. And yet there are places where if you go once you go back all your life. A bit of training and a good pilgrimage bike made me decide to ride from New York. 122 miles or 200 km, 3 days, and we are there. Wake up at 3-4 am, breakfast together, cleaning, prayer, checking the bikes and we're on our way. A pilgrimage is not only about driving, checking your physical abilities, endurance related to the weather or the terrain. They are people who can make the effort and give their best in this comfortable world. In a world where consumption and satisfying one's own needs dominate, there are people who renounce comfort and go to do something for someone or for someone else. Because you are a pilgrim with intentions.

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We cordially invite everyone to take part in the 5th "Faithful in the Faith on the Bike" bicycle pilgrimage, which will take place on Friday through Sunday, July 17 - 19, 2020.  This will be our 5th interstate bicycle pilgrimage. The pilgrimage will last three days.
 
On the 1st day (Friday) the CT group will travel approximately 50 miles - travel time 10 hours.
The NY group will travel approximately 34 miles - journey time 8 hours.
On the 2nd day (Saturday), we will travel 56 miles in 11 hours.
On the 3rd day (Sunday), we will travel 32 miles in 6 hours. 
Journey times listed incorporate rests and a lunch break.
 
 Therefore we invite everyone to journey with us who has a bike, and is in good physical health and has a willingness to spend time with us in prayer. You have an option to choose where you want to start (location) and how many days you want to ride. Overnight accomadations are provided for each participant.  Required are a sleeping bag and a foam pad.
 
Everyone must ride in a bicycle helmet and have a spare inner tube for their bike. Each participant in the pilgrimage takes full responsibility for himself and other pilgrimage participants. On the route food will be provided,
breakfast lunch and dinner, drinks are also included.  Lunch will be provided on the route and we will eat it in the park.
 
The cost of the pilgrimage - $ 150 for pilgrims who set off from Stamford CT and Brooklyn NY.
 Pilgrims who set off from Wallington NJ cost  - $ 100.
 Pilgrims who set off from Three Bridges NJ cost -  $ 50. 
 Clerics and Volunteers - free of charge.
 
Each participant is responsible for their own luggage. We highly recommend the following: 1 carry-on baggage and 1 main baggage. 
The carry-on luggage should be a small backpack or bicycle bag in which you should have a rain poncho, spare inner tube and pertinent items (eg. cell phone, ID, sunscreen, favorite snacks) needed for the road. The main luggage is a backpack with a sleeping bag, foam pad and change of clothes (limited to a minimum) and toiletries. Please do not take items "which may be useful" - do not take a large luggage!!! A transportation vehicle will accompany us throughout the pilgrimage, which will help you if a need arises. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help and can use their own private cars/pick-ups and or vans with hooks or racks attached for bicycles. 
 
Each participant on the day of pilgrimage (16 July 2020) must be 18 years old !!!!
Every pilgrim ensures his own return from American Częstochowa to his place of residence !!!!

Call Monika Tel: 203 613-2376

You know what on Sunday I came back from the lV Bicycle Pilgrimage to the American Czestochowa. It was a quick and spontaneous decision taken on a Friday night. Only 80 miles was waiting for me (the whole route was 350 miles). On Saturday, the temperature indicated 108 F, at some point I began to wonder: Is the bigger heat pouring from the sky or beating from hot sticky asphalt?

Conditions were very difficult. I was a miracle. I have never experienced such fatigue and physical exhaustion before, and believe me I have been in many different places and situations. My own psyche killed me, I'm afraid that I'm the last one and I can not do it, the equipment I was going to and the temperature. In a word, I massacred myself physically and completely ... But my effort was not wasted. I met there a group of ANGELS who, without looking at anything, helped me reach my goal. You know what, there were TRUE PEOPLE who did not know me before, and they pulled out their hearts. It was as hot to me as it was to me, just as hard, yet they could give my hand or embrace my arm and push me up the hill. This is an amazing feeling when you say, "God, I can not do it, I will not ..." and at the moment someone puts a hand on your shoulders and pushes forward ...

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Our Lady of Czestochowa

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Beginning addresses of the pilgrimage

 

Our Lady of Czestochowa

655 Dorchester Ave,

Boston, MA 02127

www.ourladyofczestochowa.com 

 

Saint Joseph Basilica

53 Whitcomb St.

Webster, MA 01570

www.saintjosephbasilica.com

 

SS. Cyril and Methodius

55 Charter Oak Ave,

Hartford, CT 06106

www.parishesonline.com

 

St. Joseph's Church

129 Edwards St,

New Haven, CT 06511

www.stmarysnewhaven.org

 

Holy Name of Jesus Church

325 Washington Blvd,

Stamford, CT 06902

www.holynamestamford.org 

 

St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church

1273 58th St

Brooklyn , NY 11219

francesdechantal.org

 

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

127 Paterson Avenue,

Wallington, NJ 07057

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church

 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

105 Summer Road,

Three Bridges, NJ 08887

www.easeton.net

 

PILGRIMAGE DESTINATION

The National Shrine of 

Our Lady of Czestochowa

654 Ferry Road,

Doylestown PA 18901

www.czestochowa.us

 

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