The Pilgrim's Journey

A Time for Renewing Faith, Hope, & Love

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: March 10th, 2021Church News, News, Pope Francis

In a bulletin sent out on February 12 in preparation for the upcoming liturgical season, Pope Francis invites us all to a time of renewal this Lent. In his 2021 Lenten Message, entitled “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18), the Holy Father calls Lent “a time for renewing faith, hope, and love.” … Read More

A Double Holy Year

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: January 20th, 2021Camino de Santiago, Church News

The city of Santiago de Compostela has been looking forward to 2021 since the end of 2010 for a very important reason – it is the next Holy Year (Jubilee) of Santiago! These Jubilee years occur whenever the Feast of St. James (July 25th) falls on a Sunday. The next time this will happen will be 2027.

Pope Francis Authorizes Official Pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 21st, 2020Church News, Press Release

TEKTON MINISTRIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information or to arrange a pilgrimage with your parish or diocese contact Richard Sontag at 317-574-4191 or rsontag@tektonministries.org. Marian Shrine in Bosnia-Herzegovina draws more than 40 million pilgrims since 1981 Medjugorje— May 13, 2019 Pope Francis has authorized official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, meaning that any Catholic entity (diocese, … Read More

Our Latest Saint: Pope Paul VI, The “Original” Pilgrim Pope

Melvin UllrichLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News

Most Catholics today lovingly refer to St. John Paul II as “The Pilgrim Pope.” After all, during his 26 years as pontiff, he made pilgrimages to 129 different countries on six continents. But this month, we celebrate the canonization of the “original” Pilgrim Pope, Pope Paul VI. Now known as St. Paul VI, he was … Read More

The Church’s Response to Medjugorje Apparitions – Updated Timeline

Ann VucicLast Updated: September 11th, 2020Church News, Medjugorje, Pope Francis

Timeline of the Church’s response to Medjugorje 1981: Apparitions of Medjugorje begin 1984: Local bishop, diocese of Mostar forms a commission to investigate the events in Medjugorje. 1986: Bishop submits a negative decision about Medjugorje to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF), which at the time was led by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later, … Read More