Borderlands Youth Pilgrimage
The youth at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church follow a Christian curriculum entitled “Journey to Adulthood” or J2A. These students and their leaders participate in a group pilgrimage to a location chosen by them. In 2009 the pilgrims traveled to the Borderlands Education and Spiritual Center located on a ranch in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota. This land is considered very sacred. There they learned that a pilgrim attitude brings an awareness of God to everyone and every place encountered. It is an attitude of seeking God in all people, all places and all things. This was the basis for our design.