Archbishop Vigneron has established a blog so that the faithful may share in his pilgrimage to Rome. Below is an explanation of the purpose of the blog, taken from the site:
As he travels to the Vatican to receive the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron invites the faithful from the Archdiocese of Detroit to share in his journey. His Excellency, and a few fellow pilgrims who are travelling with him, hope this blog can be a way for you, too, to share in this experience. It will culminate with a Mass on June 29, the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul, at which the archbishop will celebrate the Eucharist with Pope Benedict and fellow bishops from around the world, and at which he will receive his pallium.
The pallium itself is a thin, woolen scarf or band that an archbishop wears during liturgies. It is given only to metropolitan archbishops to represent their sharing in the pope’s ministry of shepherding God’s people on earth. As Archbishop of Detroit, Archbishop Vigneron is the metropolitan archbishop for the six other dioceses of Michigan. Four other archbishops from the United States, and several more from around the world, also are receiving their pallia on June 29.
For more detailed information about the pallium, please visit the Archdiocese of Detroit Web site at www.aodonline.org/pallium. And, of course, follow along on this blog as you pray with and for Detroit’s chief shepherd on his pilgrimage.