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Pilgrims Trek 12 Miles to St. John Paul II Shrine to Honor Feast Day

Pilgrims walk from Silver Spring, Maryland, to the St. John Paul II National Shrine on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, the day before his feast day.

Darlene Murphy, who attended the pilgrimage, said she had just returned from a pilgrimage in Lourdes, France, and enjoys the camaraderie, the people, the prayers, and the songs that come along with a pilgrimage.