A few years ago as I prepared the pilgrimage route in Scotland and England my family would walk I kept thinking how come there are no pilgrimage routes in the United States?
I have been working on an urban pilgrimage route from Cathedral of St. Paul (in St. Paul) to the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis. I will release this route for feedback and suggestions later this summer (once herd immunity is reached - need bathroom stops, water fill ups, lunch and beer, prayer stations/guide, & etc).
I'd also love for there to be a walking/pilgrimage trail from Minneapolis to Collegeville, MN (to St. John's Monastery). I've mapped out a biking route for this, but you can't replace the rhythm of walking. But the Brits have a great idea: a Cathedral Bike Route. All 42 of England's cathedrals in a 2,000 mile loop, but they have broken down into easy loops too.
This made me think, what about a Minnesota cathedral loop? Minnesota has plenty of cathedrals that are close to the Twin Cities (and others that are not). Here is my idea for a 2-3 day bike packing pilgrimage route.