The Pilgrim's Journey

Family Time with Fulton Sheen

Bri CampbellLast Updated: May 7th, 2020Domestic Church, Ebooks, Saints, Spiritual Reflections

This article is an excerpt from our new eBook Homes, Hobbies, & Holiness: Living with the Saints in your Domestic Church. “What is the difference between work and play? Work has a purpose, play has none, but there must be time in life for purposeless things, even foolishness.” Venerable Fulton Sheen The first time I came … Read More

Working Alongside St. Joseph

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 12th, 2020Domestic Church, Ebooks, Saints

This article is an excerpt from our new eBook Homes, Hobbies, & Holiness: Living with the Saints in your Domestic Church. As a small child, helping my dad work on projects in the garage was always a treat.  My brother and I would spend weekends with him out there learning the difference between a flathead and … Read More

Divine Mercy & St. John Paul II

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: April 16th, 2020Ebooks, Poland, Saints

Do not be afraid. In the Gospel of Matthew, these are the first words Jesus spoke to His disciples after His resurrection. Nearly 2000 years later, they were also among the first words spoken to the world by the newly elected Pope John Paul II. In his inaugural papal homily, he invited everyone listening – … Read More

St. Joseph Holds the Cure

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 12th, 2020Saints, Spiritual Reflections

In times of trouble and distress, we’re called to rest in the protective care of our father. A lot has been going on in our world these past few weeks. Being a ministry focused on foreign travel, the offices of Tekton Ministries have been closely attuned to the newest and latest in breaking news of … Read More

Lithuania’s Beating Heart for Mercy

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: March 26th, 2020Ebooks, Poland, Saints

The beating heart of the Lithuanian nation just keeps giving. It’s the title that St. John Paul II gave to this almost forgotten land that helped bring us the Divine Mercy Devotion. St. Faustina spent much of her convent life here; it was the site of the first public veneration of the famous Divine Mercy … Read More

A Feast, A Chair, and A Man

Bri CampbellLast Updated: February 17th, 2020Italy, Saints

A hop, jump, and skip away, across the pond, through the massive doors of St. Peter’s Basilica, past the behemoth main altar, and just below the famous stained-glass window of the Holy Spirit, resides an enormous work of bronze created by the great Baroque artist Bernini. Grand in scale and precise in details, the sculptor … Read More

Valentines from God

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: February 12th, 2020Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Has anyone ever told you that you are a word of love spoken into being by God, the Father? St. Valentine’s Day is a perfect day to rest in the love God has for all of us. It’s like the perfect box of chocolates or little heart candies that say, “You are so loved.” But … Read More

Holy Hagiography! It’s the feast of St. Vincent of Saragossa!

Mel UllrichLast Updated: January 22nd, 2020Saints

Throughout my life, I have been told that reading the stories of the saints is one of the surest paths to sainthood. It makes sense…analyzing their lives causes us to examine our own. To this end, we owe a great debt of gratitude to St. Vincent of Saragossa. Vincent was a third century hagiographer who … Read More

The Characters You Meet on Pilgrimage

Mel UllrichLast Updated: January 8th, 2020Saints

As a high school senior, I was required to read The Canterbury Tales. I didn’t want to. I didn’t enjoy it then. And it wasn’t until my own son read it in high school that I understood much of its humor and lessons. If you’ve never read the book, or if it’s been a while … Read More

The Hope We Need

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: November 20th, 2019Saints

The Virgin Mary has been honored with many titles by the Church over the centuries. One of my favorites is Our Lady of Hope. This title reminds me of her Presentation in the Temple that we celebrate on Nov. 21. From the beginning of her life, Our Lady was a vivid representation of hope. Tradition … Read More

The many ways to celebrate St. Martin of Tours

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: November 12th, 2019Saints

If there is one saint that has captured the Catholic imagination, it is St. Martin of Tours.  He is celebrated in so many various countries in the greatest variety of ways that it is hard not to get excited about this saint! His feast is even given a special name: Martinmas. In Europe, people eat … Read More

The Ultimate Interview: 1-on-1 with the Mother of God

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: October 25th, 2019Poland, Saints

St. Luke is a man after my own heart. He had the privilege of interviewing the Virgin Mary and thoughtfully recounting what she told him about her life with Jesus. As a journalist, this makes my heart want to sing. Any interview would pale in comparison to interviewing the Queen of Heaven. And that’s what … Read More