Marian Procession 2017

LIGHT rain was no barrier for over 600 pilgrims who descended upon St Clement’s Retreat Centre Galong for this year’s Marian procession which again saw Archbishop Christopher Prowse dedicate the Archdiocese to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

This year’s procession took on an extra youth dimension with Archbishop Prowse leading up to 30 young people on a small early morning pilgrimage from Galong village to the retreat centre – via the historic cemetery. Many of the people gathered for the Mass which was celebrated outdoors. It was followed by a congenial lunch and the communal Rosary. Every decade of the Rosary was said in a different language highlighting a strong multicultural presence, while a key moment of the day was the crowning of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Photographer Loui Seselja was amongst the pilgrims throughout the day and managed to capture some of the key moments.

Sunday October 8 St Clement’s Monastery, Galong

Over many decades, the Archdiocesan Marian Procession at St Clement’s Monastery in Galong has gathered tens of thousands of Catholics from across Australia. As we have journeyed with Mary to the heart of Jesus over these years, we are aware of the many lives that have been changed for the good through this event. Please join us in this beautiful event.

Marian Procession

DATE: Sunday October 8, 2017
PLACE: St Clement’s Monastery, Galong
MASS: 11.30am Mass with main celebrant,
Archbishop Christopher Prowse
LUNCH: 12.30pm BYO lunch

Youth Pilgrimage
(with cross & icon of The Holy Family)

DATE: Sunday October 8, 2017
PLACE: St Patrick’s, Binalong to St Clement’s Monastery, Galong