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Pilgrimage for Life Cancelled: Important Update

01/10/2022 

Update Regarding the 2022 Pilgrimage for Life


Dearest Faithful Pilgrims,

It is with the deepest regret that I inform you the upcoming Pilgrimage for Life has been postponed until 2023.

Unfortunately, the present circumstances have forced many pilgrims to cancel and would restrict some of those remaining from sharing in fellowship. After much thoughtful prayer and review of logistics, it was not possible to carry out the schedule in a way that would be considerate of everyone. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused and pray that we will be able to resume a full pilgrimage next year.

Hotel Reservation: Please refer to your confirmation number and cancel your hotel at least 72 hours prior to check in for a full refund.

Pilgrimage Registration: The NY Office will provide registrants with a refund of their registration payment.

Rose Dinner: For those with Rose Dinner reservations, please click here for the latest information regarding the March for Life/ Rose Dinner and the recent vaccine mandate.

I would like to offer the following alternative to the formal Pilgrimage that has no restrictions and does not require any proof of vaccine for anyone who wishes to come to DC for the March for Life. There is no fee and there will be no transportation or meals included.

Keep reservation at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel

Thursday 1/20/22 5:30 pm
Attend the Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
(mask required; livestreamed on www.nationalshrine.org/event/2022-national-prayer-vigil-for-life/)

Friday 1/21/22 8:00 am
Attend the Order of Malta Mass at St Patrick’s DC
(mask required)

Friday 1/21/22 12 pm
Meet at the National Mall for the Concert and Rally followed by the
March for Life up Constitution Avenue

Although this is a much-reduced version of the official Pilgrimage for Life, it is an opportunity to step out in faith and pray for the unborn and an end to abortion.

Please let me know if you still plan to come to DC for the March for Life and join Robert and I, Joe Dutkowsky, and Bishop Edward Scharfenberger as we gather together at these nonrestrictive events and the Rose Dinner. 

Once again, I am so saddened to cancel what promised to be a truly full and very well attended 2022 Pilgrimage for Life. We will keep all our “Pilgrims in Spirit” in our hearts as we pray and march for you.

Fondly,
Nancy Graebe, DM

Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.

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