Year of the Pilgrimage

In 2022 at St. Margaret Mary’s School, we are going on a special Journey – a pilgrimage.

During the pandemic, the journeys we might have normally have made, whether that be to a holiday or pilgrimage destination, have been thwarted; but nevertheless, our spiritual journey continues.

From January through to December 2022, from the comfort of our classrooms, we will be entering on a spiritual pilgrimage to become closer with God through Jesus.

Like all good journeys, this one starts with a map. Below you can see the map of our pilgrimage for the year:

Year of Pilgrimage Map

What do we have to do on our pilgrimage?

In our year of the pilgrimage, we are asking every child to continue to carry out and demonstrate four key tasks:

  • Charity
  • Prayer
  • Penance
  • Solidarity

These four jobs will be threaded through our continual spiritual journey. We will work as a school to understand how these four simple tasks can bring is closer to God.

The four purposes of our Year of Pilgrimage

Where are we now?


We are currently approaching Our Pilgrimage with St. Bernadette. This coincides with the UK tour of the relics of St. Bernadette. The children will be learning about the life of St. Bernadette, and how her faithfulness to Jesus changed her life; nothing is impossible to God who works through those that are open to him!

In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on a pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them.

Year of Pilgrimage Map