Zags March in 48th Annual Pilgrimage to N. Idaho's Cataldo Mission

A scene from Pilgrimage 2016. (GU photo by Ed Bell)

September 16, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 120 Gonzaga University students, Jesuits, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends are took part Saturday in the University’s 48th annual Pilgrimage to the historic Mission of the Sacred Heart – or Cataldo Mission – in Cataldo, Idaho.

Participants embarked on an 11.5-mile wilderness hike to the Mission of the Sacred Heart, the site of Idaho’s oldest-standing building and headquarters of this region’s first Jesuit missionaries. Students traveled by bus from campus to the start of their hike.

The retreat provides an authentic experience of Gonzaga’s living mission and its commitment to faith and justice. At the Mission of the Sacred Heart, participants joined members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Gonzaga Jesuits for lunch, followed by celebration of the Eucharist.