Jubilee of Mercy – Holy Doors and Pilgrim Routes
We shall cross the threshold of the Holy Door
fully confident that the strength of the Risen Lord,
who constantly supports us on our pilgrim way, will sustain us.
– Pope Francis
An traditional part of a Jubilee is pilgrimage to a Holy Door. During the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Bishop Folda has designated the following churches to have Holy Doors. To see the suggested pilgrimage route, click on the name of the Church. Pilgrimage routes also available in a printable handout (PDF).
Suggested Pilgrimage Routes to Holy Doors
Following are suggested pilgrimage routes to the Holy Doors throughout the Diocese of
Fargo. Be prudent during the winter months. If it is too cold or otherwise too dangerous to be outside, prepare your
passage through the Holy Door inside the church or chapel. While it is not
necessary to make a pilgrimage to gain the Jubilee Year indulgence, you should spend
some time spiritually preparing yourself to pass through the Holy Door.
Pilgrimage routes also available in a printable document (PDF).
Pilgrimage Church: Carmel of Mary, 17765 78th St. SE,
Pilgrimage starting point: parking lot of the Carmelite Monastery
Route to Holy Door:
- From the parking lot, follow the driveway south (back
toward the property entrance), to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Prairies (about
400 feet to the southwest)
- Follow the reflecting pond (keeping the pond on
your right hand) to the First Sorrowful Mystery Silhouette, “The Agony in the
Garden” (about 400 feet)
- Recommended prayer: the Sorrowful Mysteries of the
Holy Rosary, as you walk east to the next three Sorrowful Mystery Silhouettes
and, finally, to the Crucifixion (about 350 feet)
- From the Crucifix walk north (about 600 feet) to
the Holy Door of the Carmel of Mary which is the main chapel door.Enter the chapel through the Holy Door for
some special time with Jesus.
Pilgrimage Church: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Broadway and 6th
Ave N, Fargo
Pilgrimage Church: St. Michael, 520 6th St. N, Grand
Pilgrimage starting point: Divine Mercy Chapel, Holy Family
Church, 1018 18th Ave. S, Grand Forks
Pilgrimage Church: St. Stanislaus, 6098 County Road 4, Warsaw
Pilgrimage starting point: field cross at the intersection of County
Road 4 and 60th St NE (1 mile south of St. Stanislaus Church)
Route to Holy Door:
Caution: this route is on a
public road without a sidewalk. Be attentive to traffic. Children should be
accompanied by an adult. (Alternatively, begin in the St. Stanislaus rectory driveway.)
- Follow County Road 4 north to St. Stanislaus
Church (1 mile)
- Enter the Holy Door, the central door at the top
of the stairs
Pilgrimage Church: St. Joseph, 501 4th St. NE, Devils
Pilgrimage Church: St. Ann, Highway 5 and St. Ann’s Road,
Pilgrimage Church: St. Cecilia, 413 E. Brewster, Harvey
Pilgrimage Church: St. James Basilica, 622 1st Ave.,
Pilgrimage starting point: St. John’s Academy, 215 5th St SE.,
(You can get to St. John’s Academy by way of Highway 281 or Interstate 94.From I-94, take exit 258 and go north on
Highway 281 until 5th Street NE.Turn right (east) on 5th Street and proceed 2 blocks to St.
John’s Academy. If traveling south on Highway 281, turn left on 5th
- From St. John’s Academy and walk west on 5th Street
for 2 blocks and cross 1st Avenue (about 700 feet)
- Turn left on to 1st Avenue, and continue south for
1½ blocks to St. James Basilica (about 500 feet)
- Go up the stairs and through the central entrance.
The Holy Door is located inside the church.
Pilgrimage Church: St. Philip Neri, 401 Broadway, Napoleon
Pilgrimage starting point: St. Philip Neri Cemetery, southeast corner
of ND Highway 34 and ND Highway 3
Route to Holy Door:
the first one half mile is on a public road without a sidewalk. (Alternatively,
you may begin from Ave. G E.)
- From St. Philip Neri Cemetery, walk south along Highway
3 for ¾ of mile
- Turn a left on to Ave. C E.
- Enter St. Philip Neri Church from the south door
and pass through the Holy Door on your left.
Visit the Year of Mercy page for more information on the Jubilee of Mercy and to download the following
- Holy Door andPilgrimage
- The Works of Mercy
- Confession and Indulgences