Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of  Saint John of Jerusalem, and of Malta,  the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, as well as Monterey Diocese members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, joined in the traditional Holy Thursday Seven Church Pilgrimage, which St. Philip Neri initiated in Rome in the 16th century.

The pilgrimage started after the conclusion of the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Carmel Mission Basilica at 7 pm and then proceeded to the Carmelite Monastery, the San Carlos Cathedral, Saint Francis Xavier, Sacred Heart, Madonna del Sasso, and concluded at midnight at Our Lady of Refuge. The idea of the pilgrimage was to accompany Our Lord through the night as he was taken to seven places on the night of His arrest and then kept imprisoned in a pit after He was crowned with thorns and scourged at the pillar.