The Pilgrim's Journey

September pilgrimage for Pope?

R RLast Updated: February 2nd, 2021Uncategorized

The Pope is planning a pilgrimage.  Are you? The Vatican Today (news.va) reported, “At the end of today’s general audience, the Pope, addressing a group of pilgrims from the Italian island of Sardinia, announced that he would like to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria that is located in the Sardinian city of … Read More

120,000 pilgrims in one morning?!? Neanche per sogno! (Not happening!)

R RLast Updated: January 20th, 2021Uncategorized

Writing for CNA, Estefania Aguirre reports that Pentecost at the Vatican is going to be packed.  According to CNA, over 50k people will be in attendance, in addition to the 70k that was already planned for.  Outlining the events for the weekend when Church movements will be represented by the faithful from “150 different ecclesial … Read More

Come Holy Spirit!

R RLast Updated: July 3rd, 2014Uncategorized

This has got to be one of the best pictures of our Holy Father yet.   Come, Holy Spirit! Pilgrimage to Rome, tektonministries.org

La Virgencita, Patroness of the Americas

R RLast Updated: January 20th, 2021Guadalupe, Uncategorized

Mexico City can be an intimidating to fly into.  It’s not like San Diego when you are still flying but you’re able to see people at work through their office windows… above you.  Or like Washington D.C. when your ears pop and you transition from horizontal to vertical to horizontal within thirty seconds.  What makes … Read More

You do the witnessing

R RLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

CNS reports that Canada’s Pro-Life movement is growing as 20-25k people peacefully marched to Parliment Hill in Ottawa, the nation’s capitol.  Zenit reports that the same is true in Italy as 40k marched peacefully through Rome in support of life.  These pilgrims were surprised when another pilgrim, dressed in all white, drove up in his popemobile to … Read More

Actually, it was 802 saints canonized- the largest ever

R RLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

I thought John Paul II was making a big splash when he canonized 120 Chinese martyrs.  But who in the world is going to be strong enough to carry the Martyrologium Romanum (Roman Martyrology, the book of officially canonized Catholic saints) after this past Sunday?   Pope Francis canonized the largest number of men/women in the Church’s … Read More

St. Francis & the birds…ugh

R RLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

  I never got the thing with St. Francis and the birds.  I mean, I know he preached to the birds but that was only once, maybe twice, according to solid, academic, biographical resources on the saint’s life.  Why are the birds such continuous companions to St. Francis art work? Even Friars themselves joke of … Read More

Present in every space and time

R RLast Updated: November 2nd, 2018Uncategorized

Guest what Pope Francis said recently concerning the Ascension… Dear brothers and sisters, the Ascension does not point to Jesus’ absence, but tells us that he is alive in our midst in a new way. He is no longer in a specific place in the world as he was before the Ascension. He is now … Read More

Custom-fit Pilgrimages from Blessed John XXIII to St. Faustina

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

Within the universal Catholic church, we are blessed with a multitude of devotions and spiritual expressions. In recognizing this, Tekton Ministries has a special category of pilgrimages we call “Out of the Box” or custom pilgrimages. Interested in exploring the history of beer-making by monks throughout central Europe? We’ve got a pilgrimage for that! Want … Read More

Two days and counting

R RLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

Fr. Peter Vasko, OFM, and pilgrims depart for the Holy Land in less than two days.  JFK Airport will serve as the launch pad for yet another pilgrimage to the Holy Land. To the 25+ pilgrims, Fr. Vasko will share his wealth of experience and knowledge of the land God chose to redeem mankind.   … Read More

Young Tekton Pilgrims Headed to World Youth Day

R RLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

Recently, The Catholic Moment, the diocesan newspaper for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana carried a story by Catholic News Service talking about Pope Francis’ trip to Brazil in July.  Some may say, “Brazil?!? Why is he going to Brazil?”  Well, if you didn’t know, you do now.  Three little words with a huge meaning- World.  Youth. … Read More

You Don’t See This Every Day

R RLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus-  Benedict XVI Talking about pilgrimages, you can’t make a Tekton Pilgrimage to Rome and see this every day!  “Get it while the gettin’s good,” as they say. This one will make it to the Time “Life” series for sure!  Thanks to Fr. Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia for posting … Read More

FOCUS to Host REACH Event in Philly

R RLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) is hosting yet another REACH event, this time in Philadelphia on May 10th.  What is REACH?  As they put it, “REACH is an opportunity for local community members to gather in prayer and fellowship, to encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, to hear the words of inspirational speakers, and to learn more … Read More

Tekton Pilgrimage Priest Makes Headlines

R RLast Updated: January 21st, 2021Uncategorized

Reading through the Catholic news this morning, I came across an article on Catholic News Agency titled, “New film shows dramatic revival of Omaha parish,” by Carl Bunderson.   The name of the priest responsible for this renewal is Fr. Damien Cook.  Father was a Tekton pilgrim a few years ago!   Reflecting on the article helped … Read More

Cardinal Dolan on Pilgrimages and Renewed Faith

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Uncategorized

Reading through some of Cardinal Dolan’s blog, I remembered he had taken a pilgrimage with 50 of his priests to the Holy Land.  He talked about it as an opportunity to renew their faith.  Read his post to see why pilgrimages, especially to the Holy Land, are so important for our Christian faith.