The Rosary: Prayer of Power and Consequence

The Rosary has a long and rich history. While it’s origins are often disputed, one thing those who pray the Rosary can agree with is this: it is a prayer of great power and consequence. From turning the winds to bring about victory in battle, to turning a satanist into a saint, this prayer of … Read More

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Purgatory?

Purgatory is a teaching of the Catholic Church that is often maligned and misunderstood. However, this teaching is supported by scripture (see 2 Mac 12:45,1 Cor 3:12-15, and 2 Timothy 1:18 to name a few) and was supported by the Church fathers, including St. Augustine, St. Ambrose, and St. Jerome. So the question remains: How … Read More

This Centuries-Old Route Drew 270,000 Pilgrims in 2016

The Camino de Santiago, a walking pilgrimage across Spain, has seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the past 30 years. In 1986, less than 2,500 pilgrims were issued a certificate of completion, whereas over 270,000 registered pilgrims walked into Santiago in 2016. However, the modern Camino de Santiago has its roots in the first … Read More

Unexpected Answers to Unasked Prayers

Oftentimes, however, pilgrims are surprised by the unexpected graces they receive on pilgrimage. Graces they never thought to ask for, or even knew they needed.

A 400 Year Old Cathedral, With an Astronaut Carved on the Exterior?

In Salamanca, Spain, the “New Cathedral” – built from 1513 to 1733 – has a carving of a modern day astronaut on its exterior. One might wonder if the original architect received a prophetic vision. No, it was the work of a renegade artist who decided to carve strange figures into the stone. Apparently, the … Read More

Saint John Eudes – The Pilgrim Who Didn’t Travel

Saint John Eudes was born on November 14, 1601 in Ri, France and died on August 19, 1680 in nearby Caen. The distance between his birthplace and the location of his death is less than 40 miles – not a significant distance for an earthly pilgrimage – but his vocation and spiritual legacy reach far … Read More

Prayer to St. Joseph by St. John Eudes

St. Joseph, we offer you our hearts. Unite them to yours and to that of Jesus and Mary, asking them to grant that this union be inviolable and eternal. Amen.