The Pilgrim's Journey

4 things you can fit inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

R RLast Updated: December 9th, 2022Uncategorized

More than 1 million pilgrims travel each year to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  Known for its size and giant mosaic of Jesus, the basilica leaves its hundreds of thousands of  pilgrims in awe every year. The largest Catholic basilica in the United States stands at 237 … Read More

Three Great Pilgrimages of Thanksgiving – One of Which We Can All Make This Thanksgiving

Andrea JLast Updated: February 16th, 2023Spiritual Reflections

Humankind is on a continuous journey toward communion with God – a pilgrimage that will never be complete until we reach the end of our earthly lives. Within the great pilgrimage of life itself, there are numerous smaller opportunities and reasons to go on physical pilgrimage to holy sites throughout the world. While many pilgrimages … Read More

Archbishop of Indianapolis speaks about the power his Holy Land pilgrimage (Video 1 of 10)

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 14th, 2020Holy Land

This article is written by the senior vice president of Marian University, Daniel Conway. His published reflection, entitled “A perfect pilgrimage to the Holy Land”, follows. The next time the Archdiocese of Indianapolis advertises a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, don’t hesitate. Don’t think about it, discuss it with family and friends, or pray about it … Read More

Pope Francis: Pilgrimage is a symbol of life

Richard SontagLast Updated: March 7th, 2016Pope Francis

(VIS) – As in previous years, the Pope has sent a message to participants in the 37th nocturnal pilgrimage on foot from Macerata to Loreto, Italy, gathered in the Helvia Recina stadium of Macerata during the night of 6 June to attend the opening Mass celebrated by Cardinal George Pell. This time, due to his … Read More

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Catholic Priests

R RLast Updated: April 27th, 2020Priests

10. Priests aren’t obligated to celebrate the Mass every day. No, priests aren’t required to celebrate the Mass every day. However, through the sacrament of Holy Orders, the priest has promised to pursue holiness and serve his people. What better way to do both than through the Sacrifice of the Mass? By celebrating the Mass … Read More