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Pilgrims endure rainy 65-mile march

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Pilgrims make the march to Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine on Sunday, coming from Fort Hunter.
Photographer: John Enger
Pilgrims make the march to Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine on Sunday, coming from Fort Hunter.
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One hundred faithful crossed the Lock 12 bridge in the rain Sunday afternoon. The old Latin syllables of “The Magnificat,” or the “Song of Mary” came through the misty air before the pilgrims. A group of nuns led the stream of Catholics wearing clear plastic rain ponchos over their long black garb and carrying white and red religious banners as they marched through Fort Hunter. Behind them came families, young men in military weather gear, ...

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