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.

5 Ways to Journey into the Heart of Mary

Our Mother, Mary, has a heart filled with love for each of her children. She longs to share that love, and yet many of us still feel distant from her. By the grace of God, however, there are many simple practices which can help us to journey into Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. In doing so, … Read More

Pope Francis’ July Prayer Intention

In July, Pope Francis asks us to pray for those who have strayed from the faith. Watch the video below. Full text can be found below the video. “Let us never forget that our joy is Jesus Christ — his faithful and inexhaustible love. When a Christian becomes sad, it means that he has distanced … Read More

Christians in the Holy Land: How They Struggle and How We Can Help

At Tekton Ministries, we believe that every Catholic should visit the Holy Land at least once in their lifetime. The experience of walking where Christ once trod, stepping into the waters of the Jordan where Jesus was baptized, kneeling in prayer where Christ was crucified, and again at the tomb where he resurrected, will strengthen … Read More