The Pilgrim's Journey

Pope’s July Prayer Intention

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 15th, 2020Church News, New Evangelization, Pope Francis

Each month since January, Pope Francis has invited us to join him in prayer for a special intention on his heart. This month, he has asked us to join him in praying for the Indigenous people in our world. Learn more about the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer – http://popesprayerusa.net/).

St. James and the Camino de Santiago

Richard SontagLast Updated: June 4th, 2020France, Upcoming Pilgrimages

St. James, Pray for Us! The last two weeks in July, the city of Santiago de Compostela celebrates its biggest festival of the year: St. James Festival or the Apostle Festival (Festas do Apóstolo). St. James is the patron saint of Santiago de Compostela but also Galicia; which means St. James Day is also Galicia … Read More

Pope Francis Canonized Two Saints

Richard SontagLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Church News, Pope Francis

On Sunday, June 5, Pope Francis canonized two saints. Pope Francis called Swedish-born Elizabeth Hesselblad and Stanislaus Papczynski “exemplary witnesses to this mystery of resurrection” during the canonization Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Elizabeth Hesselblad saved the lives of 12 Jewish members of the Piperno-Sed families by hiding them in the convent in Rome where … Read More

Kenya: A site of pilgrimage

Richard SontagLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Uncategorized

A pilgrimage site in Kenya is becoming a place of peace and prayer for more than just Catholics. The Village of Mary, Mother of God is the National Marian Shrine located in Subukia 40 km from Nakuru. The Shrine is entrusted to the care of Conventual Franciscan Friars. It is a place of peace, prayer, … Read More

Cardinal Dolan summarizes Tekton Ministries’ mission and vision at Our Lady of Knock during his Ireland Pilgrimage

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Ireland, New Evangelization

Cardinal Dolan posted to his blog: “This comes to you from the Shrine of Knock, in Ireland, on a pilgrimage with 150 others from the archdiocese and elsewhere.  It was here, on August 23, 1879, that our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, and the “Lamb of God” appeared to dozens of stunned, … 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

WYD 2016 in Poland? Here’s what one bishop wants you to know

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News, Upcoming Pilgrimages, World Youth Day

(By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News).- For those pilgrims thinking about participating in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, Bishop Frank Caggiano has a message: It will be worth the sacrifice. The Bridgeport prelate, who is serving as World Youth Day Liason for the U.S. bishops, acknowledged that attending the global gathering in Poland next summer … 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