The Pilgrim's Journey

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Andrea JLast Updated: October 6th, 2023Featured Pilgrimages, Travel Alerts, Travel Tips, Upcoming Pilgrimages

Do you like waiting in lines with hundreds of other people?  Especially after an 8-hour flight with very little sleep? Do you like paying to be in a shorter line? If you’re like most people, the answers to the above questions are all no. If you don’t mind waiting for over an hour after your … Read More

New Visa for Europe?

Andrea JLast Updated: October 23rd, 2023Featured Pilgrimages, Travel Alerts, Upcoming Pilgrimages

UPDATE: As of October 2023, the official website now says this program is expected to be operational from mid-2025.  We will continue to update any pilgrims who may be in need of this authorization process when the proper time comes.You might have heard that there is a new requirement for US travelers to Europe scheduled … Read More

The Best Time for a Pilgrimage

Andrea JLast Updated: April 21st, 2023Featured Pilgrimages, Guadalupe, Holy Land, Ireland, Italy, Marian Shrines of Europe, Upcoming Pilgrimages

This is a question we get a lot from pilgrims who call or email us.  The answer can vary based upon priorities and circumstances, but the simplest answer is: anytime! As there are many pilgrimage locations throughout the world, there is always somewhere to go, no matter the season. Summer Summer provides more opportunities for … Read More

Jubilees Abound in Spain

Andrea JLast 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 JLast 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: February 17th, 2023Ireland, 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