The Pilgrim's Journey

The Priest’s Own Lent: Prayer, fasting, almsgiving for the good of the faithful

R RLast Updated: September 15th, 2020Spiritual Reflections

(The Priest, OSV)  The most significant annual opportunities for spiritual attention and renewal for Christians naturally correspond to the busiest and most hectic times of year for the Church’s ministers, who labor to provide the faithful with the spiritual resources they need to respond more fully to God’s call to holiness and conversion. Lent is … Read More

Pope Francis: Pray for your bishops

R RLast Updated: November 5th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) A Church that is not united around its bishop is a sick Church. Jesus wanted unity between the bishop and all the faithful, starting with priests and deacons. However the role of bishop is not a position of honor, it is a service. Therefore, there is no room in the Church for a … Read More

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News, Spiritual Reflections

The world is full of trials.  Some are natural.  Some are man-made.  We cannot go it alone.  On this Solemnity of the Assumption, may the Blessed Mother intercede on our behalf. (Photos from theguardian.com and other sources) On November 1, 1950, in his Apostolic Constitution, Munificentissimus Deus (MD), Pope Pius XII solemnly defined the dogma … Read More