The Pilgrim's Journey

A Spring Cleaning

Richard SontagLast Updated: April 8th, 2016Spiritual Reflections

( Busted Halo ) A long winter is fading into the calendar. Sunlight seems more content to lounge around past dinner and may even reach through the early spring chill and kiss our skin with bits of red if we lean its way. The world draws us closer together as it warms. The cold and … Read More

Pope Francis Easter Message

Richard SontagLast Updated: April 8th, 2016Church News, Pope Francis, Spiritual Reflections

Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter! The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay” ( Mt 28:5-6). … Read More

Pope’s Easter Sunday Homily

R RLast Updated: April 7th, 2015Pope Francis

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday morning, April 5, despite the cold and the rain, to take part in Solemn Mass with Pope Francis in celebration of Easter. Following the Liturgy, the Holy Father gave the traditional Blessing Urbi et Orbi – to the City [of Rome] and to … Read More