The Diocese of Daejeon (Bishop : Most Rev. Lazzaro You Heung-sik) made a pilgrimage on foot with the participation of the diocesan clergy, religious and laity participaing, to observe the Year for Priests on September 1, 2009, the 150th anniversary of the death of John Mary Vianney.
With the sacred images of St. John Mary Vianney and of St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon at the head of the procession, 110 diocesan priests and about 2,500 religious and lay people participated in the 8 kilometer pilgrimage.
At the Shrine of Solmoe, the destination of the pilgrimage and the birthplace of the fist Korean priest St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, a Mass for the sanctification of the priests was celebrated, presided over by Bishop Lazzaro You with all the pilgrims, especially the Provincial Governor of Chungnam and other local authorities. In his homily, Bishop You expressed his feelings about the pilgrimage saying "While walking on the road that numerous martyrs like St. Bishop Daveluy walked before us in the past, I have recalled their lives and their faith". He urged the participants to live a life of grace following the example of the martyrs who always lived lives of joy in the midst of trials and prayed with thankful hearts. In conclusion, he asked everyone to pray for the priests that they might cultivate Goldly virtues and live holy lives.