The Pilgrim's Journey

U.S. flight with Holy Land pilgrims from Indiana one of last to land at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

R RLast Updated: July 24th, 2014Holy Land, US News, World News

A group of Hoosiers traveling on a religious pilgrimage with Tekton Ministries was the second-to-last American flight to land at Ben Gurion Airport. The pilgrims are now safely at their hotel. It was near 3:15 p.m. local time when a group of 20 people from Indiana safely landed at Ben Gurion International Airport on US … Read More

Jesuits working to free abducted priest in Afghanistan

R RLast Updated: July 28th, 2015World News

(CNA/EWTN News).- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for his release. “During this painful time, we have worked quietly to resolve this difficult situation. We have been in close contact with the Afghan authorities and the Indian … Read More

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

R RLast Updated: June 4th, 2019Uncategorized

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, 2014Church 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