The Pilgrim's Journey

4 things you can fit inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

R RLast Updated: December 9th, 2022Uncategorized

More than 1 million pilgrims travel each year to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  Known for its size and giant mosaic of Jesus, the basilica leaves its hundreds of thousands of  pilgrims in awe every year. The largest Catholic basilica in the United States stands at 237 … Read More

A Family Pilgrimage

Andrea JLast Updated: September 15th, 2022Uncategorized

Each year at the Easter Vigil, we recall the pathway of salvation history through a series of seven Old Testament readings.  The third reading is from Exodus and recounts the dramatic passage of the Israelites through the Red Sea into safety on the other side.  One year, the reader for that reading gave a particularly … Read More

Saints’ Best Friend

Andrea JLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Uncategorized

For nearly 400 years, pilgrims and other travelers received help high up in the Alpine region of the Great St. Bernard Pass from a dog breed of the same name.  Originally guard dogs for the monks and visitors of the Hospice of St. Bernard, over time, these dogs were specially bred as mountain rescue dogs. … Read More

Saints who were Grandparents

Bri CampbellLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Uncategorized

On Sunday, July 25th, the Church celebrated the first ever World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, which will now be celebrated every fourth Sunday of July. Fittingly, this inaugural celebration took place the day before the feast of the perhaps the most well-known grandparents: St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of Mary and grandparents … Read More

Medjugorje Welcomes Thousands of Youths

Ann VucicLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Uncategorized

“We have come here, to Medjugorje, to renew our faith in Jesus Christ.” Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, delivered these powerful words to over 50,000 young people from 54 countries. All were gathered in Medjugorje for the opening Mass of the 32nd annual … Read More

The Saints in Our Lives

Bri CampbellLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Saints, Uncategorized

As time goes on, I’m constantly amazed at the connections, relationships, and opportunities that the Lord has made possible in my life. Reflecting on the past, it’s so easy to see where the Lord has answered my prayers and moved me along His path by simply putting people in my life. As you look throughout … Read More

One Star Reviews of our Favorite Sites

Bri CampbellLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Uncategorized

Traveling has been known to bring out the best, and the worst, in people. One of the perks of foreign exploration is the experience of the exotic and significant places that not only hold a place in history, but also play a role in the practice of the Catholic faith throughout time. While it’s important … Read More

The Grace of Parishes that Pilgrimage

Bri CampbellLast Updated: October 29th, 2020Uncategorized

When a priest takes a pilgrimage with his parish something special happens – answered prayers, surprising graces, and spiritual bonds that last a lifetime. Father Jonathan Meyer, the pastor of All Saints Parish in Guilford, Ind., is well aware of the blessings of pilgrimages. He leads an annual Holy Land pilgrimage to convert and connect … Read More

Clubhouses, Catacombs, and the Last Crusade

Bri CampbellLast Updated: July 10th, 2020Uncategorized

As a young child, I loved to play in forts. My mom would often come home and find all of her cushions pulled off the couch and in some sort of configuration that my younger brother and I had found satisfactory (and architecturally stable). Blankets would drape from our cushion roof to the tall barstools … Read More