In 1870, seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet made the arduous journey from St. Louis, Missouri to Tucson, Arizona. The journey took 37 days and covered 2,983 miles, with 409 of those miles in the May desert heat of California and Arizona. 153 years later, we still have a vibrant community of sisters in Tucson.
Pilgrimage Companion Guide
Sisters from our Los Angeles Province have compiled Trek of the Seven Sisters: Pilgrimage Companion Guide. The book features excerpts from the diary of Sister Monica Corrigan, along with maps, driving instructions, reflections and prayers, bringing this voyage to life.
Whether you use the book as a pilgrimage guide and travel the Trek yourself or read it in the comfort of your favorite chair, you will come to appreciate the courage, perseverance and faith these seven women had to travel on a new mission for the dear neighbor.
The book is available for purchase for $20.43, which includes tax and shipping and handling.
Some of our sisters just went on this Trek pilgrimage with the help of the Trek Companion Guide. They shared their reflections on the journey on the Los Angeles Province Facebook page.