The Pilgrim's Journey

Living Life on the Mountaintop

Bri CampbellLast Updated: August 6th, 2020Pilgrims' Stories, Saints, Spiritual Reflections

After five too many months of being stuck in my Indianapolis home for a series of quarantines, curfews, and stay-at-home orders, I most excitedly hopped a plane and made my way to the great state of Colorado. This summer has been a rough one. I found myself surprised when I learned of kids starting school … Read More

Be a Living Sanctuary

Susan SkinnerLast Updated: June 25th, 2020Medjugorje, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

“If I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15 I made my first pilgrimage ever in September, 2018 to Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is a place of alleged apparitions … Read More

God’s Way or the Highway

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Germany, Pilgrims' Stories, Saints

Fifteen years ago, when I was living in Germany, I learned the story of the Passion Play at Oberammergau and decided I would attend in 2020 – the year I turned 40 – as a birthday gift to myself. Last year, as soon as tickets were available, I made all my plans for a wonderful … Read More

My Camino to Christ

Michele DohenyLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Camino de Santiago, Pilgrims' Stories

The longest journey of my life was about to begin, and I felt unworthy. Preparing to walk the Way of St. James should have filled me with excitement, but all I felt was doubt. Who was I to think I could do this? Who was I to seek the Lord, His love, and His will? … Read More

The Top 7 Books About Pilgrimage

Mel UllrichLast Updated: December 31st, 2019Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

Pilgrimage brings faith, hope, and joy into our lives. Whether you’re planning a pilgrimage yourself or want to read about the experience of others on their sacred journeys, here are some great books that our staff recommends. 1. Hiking the Camino—500 miles with Jesus by Father Dave Pivonka. You can hike the Camino through France … Read More

A Pilgrim’s Path to Benedictine College

John TuttleLast Updated: November 4th, 2019Pilgrims' Stories

Life is interesting. Mine has been blessed with opportunity, something I sometimes take for granted and even neglect at times. As a cradle Catholic, I have been blessed with a strong network of family and friends who share my faith and have helped to nurture it. My mom is a cradle Catholic. My dad is … Read More

The Journey to Christmas

Bri CampbellLast Updated: July 2nd, 2019Holy Land, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

It was late when my plane touched down in Tel Aviv, but after years of anticipation, I had finally made it – I was in the land of Jesus and the Gospels! It was dark as our bus worked its way through the hill country of Israel on its way to our first stop: Bethlehem. … Read More

I Saw the Sign

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 22nd, 2019Camino de Santiago, Pilgrims' Stories, Upcoming Pilgrimages

This phrase brings back more than just an amazing song from my youth. They remind me of one of the most poignant and memorable aspects of walking the Camino de Santiago – seeing the signs along The Way that helped direct me on the path towards Santiago. I, like all Camino pilgrims, watched eagerly for … Read More

Moses: Pilgrimage to the Promised Land

Melvin UllrichLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

excerpted from “Great Pilgrims of the Old Testament” Many years after the death of Joseph, the new kings had no appreciation of how Joseph had saved Egypt from the great famine. The Hebrew people had become so numerous, that the pharaoh began to fear them and decreed that all male Hebrew babies must be drowned … Read More