The Pilgrim's Journey

The Ignatian Examen Prayer

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: July 29th, 2020Saints, Spiritual Reflections

St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose feast day we celebrate on July 31st, has gifted the church with a unique expression of spirituality. His Spiritual Exercises are integral in the lives of the members of the Society of Jesus, more commonly called the Jesuits, which he founded in 1540. Though few others are able to participate … Read More

Resting in Mary’s Mantle

Bri CampbellLast Updated: July 16th, 2020Holy Land, Saints

What do St. Edith Stein, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. John of the Cross all have in common? Apart from residing in Eternal Paradise together, these three saints lived their lives in the Carmelite order, leaving the world behind to live in a community devoted to prayer, contemplation, and being in union with the … Read More

What You Should Know about St. Benedict’s Medal

Bri CampbellLast Updated: July 15th, 2020Italy, Saints

July 11th is the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, a first century saint whose works still have an effect on the world today. Born in 480 into a life of wealth and nobility, Benedict left it all behind at the age of 20. Studying in Rome, he was not pleased with his life there … 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

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: June 4th, 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: June 4th, 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: July 10th, 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: June 4th, 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