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: July 10th, 2020Uncategorized

Begun in 1920, 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 it’s hundreds of thousands of  pilgrims in awe every year. The largest Catholic basilica in the United States stands … Read More

Israeli strikes on Gaza enters day 7

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2014World News

(Vatican Radio) Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man on Monday during clashes with stone throwers in the occupied West Bank. Activists report that dozens of Palestinians were also detained overnight by Israel as part of a crackdown on suspected militants, stepped up last month after the abduction and killing of three Jewish seminary students. … Read More

First woman in history appointed rector of Pontifical University

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2020Church News

(Vatican Insider) The Vatican has nominated Franciscan Sr. Mary Melone as head of the Pontifical University Antonianum. The Congregation for Catholic Education, headed by Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski,  has nominated Franciscan sister, Sr. Mary Melone, an expert on St. Anthony of Padua, to lead the pontifical university. This is not her first time breaking the mold. … Read More

9 days in heaven

R RLast Updated: July 15th, 2014Holy Land, Spiritual Reflections, Uncategorized

  As we race towards sunrise and the Holy Land at 611 miles per hour, my mind races between my worries about changes at work and the wondrous sites that will be seeing over the next nine days.    9 Days later   This week everything about having been in the Holy Land is beginning … Read More