The Pilgrim's Journey

First woman in history appointed rector of Pontifical University

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2020Church News

(Vatican Insider) The Vatican has nominated Franciscan Sr. Mary Melone as head of the Pontifical University Antonianum. The Congregation for Catholic Education, headed by Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski,  has nominated Franciscan sister, Sr. Mary Melone, an expert on St. Anthony of Padua, to lead the pontifical university. This is not her first time breaking the mold. … Read More

Students Begin Pilgrimage Day After Pope Leaves

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2020Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

Fr. Greg Shaffer, Chaplain of the George Washington University Newman Center will be leading students on an 11-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the first of its kind for the student center for Catholics. The GWCatholics arrive the day after Pope Francis departs. The planning for their pilgrimage began over one year ago. But the … Read More

Pope Francis’ practical program for holiness

R RLast Updated: July 9th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says the Beatitudes spell out a program for Christian life. During his homily at Monday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, the Pope focused on the Beatitudes; on the day following the historic meeting for peace in the Vatican, he called for the courage of meekness to defeat hatred. Reflecting on … Read More

Pope Francis making Mexico pilgrimage in 2015

R RLast Updated: July 9th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

(CNA/EWTN News).- President Enrique Peña Nieto on Saturday announced that Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Mexico. “Without doubt, this is cause for great joy,” President Peña Nieto declared after telling reporters the Pope “has accepted the invitation.” The president made the announcement after his private meeting with the pontiff in the Apostolic … Read More

Pope Francis prays at Western Wall

R RLast Updated: July 9th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

Vatican City, 25 May 2014 (VIS) – At 8 a.m. the Pope transferred from Temple Mount to the Western Wall, or “Wailing Wall”. Fifteen meters high, this wall is a place of worship for the Jews for historical and religious reasons, and is linked to numerous traditions such as that of leaving prayers written on small pieces of … Read More