The Pilgrim's Journey

Our Lady Wants YOU to Build a Church

Fr. Michael Keucher, V.F.Last Updated: December 11th, 2019Priests, Saints, Spiritual Reflections, Upcoming Pilgrimages

The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a story about conversion. Our Lady wants nothing more than to bring souls to Jesus and therefore to His Body the Catholic Church. Our Lady appeared in 1531 to a humble Juan Diego. Remember, around that same time, many things were happening in the history of the … Read More

Pizza Sticks and Parish Priests

Melvin UllrichLast Updated: January 31st, 2019Priests, Saints, Spiritual Reflections

My youngest son was a picky eater. I packed his lunch almost every day until he was in the 8th grade. Then, they began selling “Bosco Sticks” in his school’s cafeteria. He couldn’t get enough of them. When I asked him why they were called “Bosco” sticks, he had no idea. Here’s what we discovered … Read More

5 Ways to Keep the Spirit of Pilgrimage Alive When You Return

Bri CampbellLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Pilgrims' Stories, Priests, Spiritual Reflections

Pilgrimage changes people. It enriches their lives, brings them closer to each other, and – most importantly – closer to God. When they return home, it’s with a renewed sense of self, a renewed purpose, and a strong desire to grow Christ’s kingdom in their own communities. Having experienced God in such a profound and … Read More

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Catholic Priests

R RLast Updated: April 27th, 2020Priests

10. Priests aren’t obligated to celebrate the Mass every day. No, priests aren’t required to celebrate the Mass every day. However, through the sacrament of Holy Orders, the priest has promised to pursue holiness and serve his people. What better way to do both than through the Sacrifice of the Mass? By celebrating the Mass … Read More