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The Great American Saints

Krista BehringerLast Updated: November 18th, 2020Saints, Spiritual Reflections

The year 2020 has certainly brought many changes and challenges, causing stress and certain anxieties never before experienced. Timing couldn’t be better for us to connect with a few of our great American Saints and one of our Blessed. We can learn how they lived, prayed, and ultimately accepted God’s will in hopes that we … Read More

Walking the Path to Sainthood

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: November 4th, 2020Camino de Santiago, Pilgrims' Stories, Saints

Throughout the first month of my Camino across northern Spain we had been blessed with the warmest and driest October in 200 years. The sun shone every day and the little rain we did have was warm and ended quickly, allowing us to dry out by the end of the walking day. The breezes were mostly warm and dry, especially once we turned … Read More

The Grace of Parishes that Pilgrimage

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: October 29th, 2020Uncategorized

When a priest takes a pilgrimage with his parish something special happens – answered prayers, surprising graces, and spiritual bonds that last a lifetime. Father Jonathan Meyer, the pastor of All Saints Parish in Guilford, Ind., is well aware of the blessings of pilgrimages. He leads an annual Holy Land pilgrimage to convert and connect … Read More

The Top 10 Tips for a Pilgrimage

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: October 22nd, 2020Pilgrims' Stories

Take your rosary or prayer book for the long flight and as a prayer aid at the very special holy sites you will be visiting. As St. Padre Pio says, “Pray, hope, and don’t worry.” The best slogan for pilgrimage travel anywhere! Dress for sacred spaces. It’s important to remember that churches in Europe and … Read More

St. Luke & St. Paul: Companions

John TuttleLast Updated: October 15th, 2020Pilgrims' Stories, Saints

When you visit a locale with extraordinary significance in salvation history, it’s good to have Scripture close at hand. When my family visited Rome a few years ago, it was Scripture coupled with history that really hit home the richness and depth of our Faith. On our trip, one of the places we visited was … Read More

How I Met My Mother

Bri CampbellLast Updated: October 9th, 2020Spiritual Reflections

Growing up Catholic, I remember disliking the great task that was praying the rosary. In my grade school days, every day of October was increasingly tiresome as each year my class would daily pray a rosary during this month dedicated to it. My mind would wander, my mouth would yawn, my attention span was totally … Read More

Medjugorje and Life Coaching

Jennie GuinnLast Updated: October 2nd, 2020Medjugorje, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

For the past three years as fall approached, I found myself eagerly awaiting a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. The visits to the small village in Bosnia-Herzegovina completely changed my life. Amid the chaos and confusion going on now in the world with the pandemic, social unrest and the upcoming election, I find myself yearning for Medjugorje. … Read More

His Writing was Bold, Just Like His Life

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: September 24th, 2020France, Saints

To see the handwriting of saint you admire – the way he wrote his a’s, the slant he used, the handwriting stroke, firm, or light – is a window into their humanity. These little gems of handwritten notes – rare nowadays in our fast-paced culture of emails, texts, and online messaging – are treasured heirlooms … Read More

Recalling the Medieval in Montana

Krista BehringerLast Updated: September 17th, 2020Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

Along with many others in the world today, my travel plans this summer were affected by disappointing cancellations, postponements, forbidden border crossings, and destination changes.  My husband and I were initially looking forward to accompanying his parents to the Holy Land this June, a first-time pilgrimage for all of us.  We were counting our daily … Read More

The Goodness of God’s Answers

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: August 26th, 2020Italy, Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Have you ever prayed fervently for something to happen only to have the exact opposite thing occur? And you couldn’t understand why in the moment, but later on it became really clear? If so, you are in good company! St. Monica, like most mothers, worried about her son, the future St. Augustine, and the state of his soul. When … Read More

For the Love of Cherries

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: August 25th, 2020Saints

St. Gregory the Great – Pope Gregory I – shaped the papacy and reformed the liturgy in such a stunning way that it made him one of the greatest popes in history. His influence has had a permanent effect on the Catholic Church.  Here are just a few highlights of this great pope:  He wrote more than 850 letters. He wrote an extensive commentary … Read More

How to Make the Virgin Mary Queen of your Life

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: September 16th, 2020Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Crowning Mary with a garland of flowers while singing songs and celebrating a special Mass was a favorite tradition in my Catholic school. It’s from this simple act repeated every year for 12 years that made Mary queen of my heart. Mary’s queenship is a direct result of the doctrine of her Assumption, naturally flowing to when she was crowned Queen of Heaven. … Read More

Saints along the St. Lawrence

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: August 13th, 2020Canada, Featured Pilgrimages, Saints

The Gulf of St. Lawrence was named after the saint we celebrated earlier this week by the French explorer Jacques Cartier as he first sailed into the gulf on August 10, 1535, the feast of the martyr St. Lawrence of Rome. It is fitting then, to explore today some of the other saints now connected … Read More