The SSPX have their own pilgrimage - they do not march to Chartres, they march FROM Chartres to Paris. It’s the reverse of the Notre Dame de Chretiente pilgrimage. Only those groups/fraternities loyal to the Pope and in full Communion with the Church attend the Chartres-Paris pilgrimage. Hence, the Remnant attends this one, and NOT the SSPX one.
Mike, I probably saw you there this year, and didn’t know it. I was the chapter leader of the Canadians and I frequently visited the Remnant Chapter! I met Michael Matt there, and a couple girls.
May I interest you in a pilgrimage closer to home? I help organize and participate in the annual Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage. It is growing, and soon we hope to have an American chapter. It is 100KM (62 miles) from Montreal to Trois Rivieres, where the shrine is (a miraculous statue opened its eyes about 100 years ago). We walk in historic New France, where the Canadian/American martyrs travelled. They made the pilgrimage too. We start in a little town outside Montreal where Isaac Jogues and his companions were.
We have had some Americans come up before; we hope more will come. If you can’t come this year, well, it will again be held in 2010.
Here is some info: