The Pilgrim's Journey

No Special Reason

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: January 20th, 2021France, Marian Shrines of Europe, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

In 2013 I was blessed with the opportunity to join a local church group on pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal.  We began by walking the English Route of the Camino de Santiago into Santiago de Compostela, Spain, followed by a visit to the shrine at Fatima, Portugal. Though it was one pilgrimage, I had two … 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

Walking into your Domestic Church

Bri CampbellLast Updated: April 23rd, 2020Domestic Church, Ebooks, Pilgrims' Stories, Saints, Spiritual Reflections

This article is an excerpt from our new eBook Homes, Hobbies, & Holiness: Living with the Saints in your Domestic Church. Whether we realize it or not, the home is an exciting place. It’s the place where all activity flows, the place where you welcome the stranger, the place where you feed the hungry. It’s … Read More

Baptism, the Living Water, and the Fountains of Rome

John TuttleLast Updated: July 10th, 2020Italy, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

Close to three years ago, I had the blessed opportunity to visit Rome, Italy. I, along with many extended family members, flew in to give our support to a cousin of mine (now a priest) whose ordination to the diaconate was held in St. Peter’s Basilica. The trip served not only to show our love … Read More

The Best of All Holy Weeks

Bri CampbellLast Updated: April 2nd, 2020Domestic Church, Holy Land, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

“Holy Week and Easter will never be the same.” This is the comment we get most abundantly from our pilgrims upon their return from the Holy Land. It comes in through our surveys so often that you would think they all copied one another’s responses – cutting and pasting the same thing over and over … Read More

Prayers to Say During a Pandemic

Tekton MinistriesLast Updated: March 26th, 2020Domestic Church, Spiritual Reflections

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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

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

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

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

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

When Mary Visits

Susan SkinnerLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Marian Shrines of Europe, Medjugorje, Spiritual Reflections

The Old Testament shows the prefigurement of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. In 2 Samuel, Uzzah is struck dead for touching the ark of the covenant and David feels unworthy to bring the ark to Jerusalem. So, David takes the ark to the house of Obed-Edom where the ark remained for three months. While … 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

Our Best Tour Guide is Found in Heaven

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 19th, 2019Saints, Spiritual Reflections

The life of St. Joseph must have been extremely interesting. In the words of St. John Paul the Great, “Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.” And from the viewpoint of St. Joseph, his life was quite literally an adventure with Christ. From being visited by angels in his sleep, to caring for a pregnant … Read More

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