The Pilgrim's Journey

Jubilees Abound in Spain

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: October 20th, 2022Camino de Santiago, Spain, Upcoming Pilgrimages

In Santiago de Compostela, Spain, a jubilee year is held every time the Feast of St. James the Greater falls on a Sunday.  The most recent time this occurred was on July 25, 2021.  With pandemic restrictions in place, not as many visitors were able to travel to Spain in 2021. Therefore, the Holy See … Read More

Preparing the Heart for Pilgrimage

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 24th, 2022Medjugorje, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections, Upcoming Pilgrimages

It has been exactly 2 years, 9 months, and 4 days since my last pilgrimage. In May of 2019, I was blessed with the opportunity to visit the Holy Land with my home parish. Looking back, it was such an easy journey – without the burden of COVID restrictions and new policies, it seems unbelievable … Read More

Our Lady Wants YOU to Build a Church

Bri CampbellLast 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

I Saw the Sign

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 22nd, 2019Camino de Santiago, Pilgrims' Stories, Upcoming Pilgrimages

This phrase brings back more than just an amazing song from my youth. They remind me of one of the most poignant and memorable aspects of walking the Camino de Santiago – seeing the signs along The Way that helped direct me on the path towards Santiago. I, like all Camino pilgrims, watched eagerly for … Read More

How a Pilgrimage to My Ancestors’ Homeland Restored My Faith

Bri CampbellLast 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

Packing Like a True Pilgrim

Bri CampbellLast Updated: February 12th, 2019Pilgrims' Stories, Upcoming Pilgrimages

When preparing for a pilgrimage, packing your bag for the journey ahead can err on the side of intimidating. If you are an experienced traveler, you may be in possession of that special grace that allows you to perform this task with ease. If this your first rodeo however, don’t worry, I’m here to help. … Read More

WYD 2016 in Poland? Here’s what one bishop wants you to know

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, Upcoming Pilgrimages, World Youth Day

(By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News).- For those pilgrims thinking about participating in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, Bishop Frank Caggiano has a message: It will be worth the sacrifice. The Bridgeport prelate, who is serving as World Youth Day Liason for the U.S. bishops, acknowledged that attending the global gathering in Poland next summer … Read More

College Seminarians Close Out Semester with Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

R RLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Holy Land, Upcoming Pilgrimages

Fun, education and spiritual growth are the goals being accomplished by 23 seminarians from Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis while traveling with Tekton Ministries Catholic Pilgrimages to the Holy Land. There, they will spend the first 11 days of their winter break on a pilgrimage of a lifetime. “Yesterday I experienced more beauty … Read More