The Pilgrim's Journey

How a Pilgrimage to My Ancestors’ Homeland Restored My Faith

Erin McCole CuppLast Updated: September 21st, 2020Ireland, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections, Upcoming Pilgrimages

My adult faith had never been lower than the first time I set my big, wide Irish feet on actual Irish soil. My beloved grandmother had passed away a few months before the trip. I’d inherited her rosary, the one on which each bead represented to her one member of her family of nine children … Read More

Our Lady of Silence: A Pilgrimage to Knock

Erin McCole CuppLast Updated: November 27th, 2018Ireland, Marian Shrines of Europe, Pilgrims' Stories

By Erin McCole Cupp “Uncomfortable silence” is a phrase that has taken on multiple meanings of late. We can’t drive without the radio playing. We can’t sit anywhere without the buzzing of this text or that notification. We can’t even let our minds be quiet for more than thirty seconds before we pull out the … Read More