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St. Joseph Holds the Cure

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 12th, 2020Saints, Spiritual Reflections

In times of trouble and distress, we’re called to rest in the protective care of our father. A lot has been going on in our world these past few weeks. Being a ministry focused on foreign travel, the offices of Tekton Ministries have been closely attuned to the newest and latest in breaking news of … Read More

Coronavirus Update

Richard SontagLast Updated: March 19th, 2020News

UPDATE: March 19, 2020 Oberammergau Pilgrimages This morning we received word that the Oberammergau Passion Play of 2020 will be postponed to 2022 due to the current coronavirus pandemic. See the official announcement from the Passion Play organizers here: We will be discussing these changes with all pilgrimage leaders and send out information to … Read More

Lithuania’s Beating Heart for Mercy

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: March 26th, 2020Ebooks, Poland, Saints

The beating heart of the Lithuanian nation just keeps giving. It’s the title that St. John Paul II gave to this almost forgotten land that helped bring us the Divine Mercy Devotion. St. Faustina spent much of her convent life here; it was the site of the first public veneration of the famous Divine Mercy … Read More

A Feast, A Chair, and A Man

Bri CampbellLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Italy, Saints

A hop, jump, and skip away, across the pond, through the massive doors of St. Peter’s Basilica, past the behemoth main altar, and just below the famous stained-glass window of the Holy Spirit, resides an enormous work of bronze created by the great Baroque artist Bernini. Grand in scale and precise in details, the sculptor … Read More

Valentines from God

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Has anyone ever told you that you are a word of love spoken into being by God, the Father? St. Valentine’s Day is a perfect day to rest in the love God has for all of us. It’s like the perfect box of chocolates or little heart candies that say, “You are so loved.” But … Read More

My Camino to Christ

Michele DohenyLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Camino de Santiago, Pilgrims' Stories

The longest journey of my life was about to begin, and I felt unworthy. Preparing to walk the Way of St. James should have filled me with excitement, but all I felt was doubt. Who was I to think I could do this? Who was I to seek the Lord, His love, and His will? … Read More

Clubhouses, Catacombs, and the Last Crusade

Bri CampbellLast Updated: July 10th, 2020Uncategorized

As a young child, I loved to play in forts. My mom would often come home and find all of her cushions pulled off the couch and in some sort of configuration that my younger brother and I had found satisfactory (and architecturally stable). Blankets would drape from our cushion roof to the tall barstools … Read More

The Characters You Meet on Pilgrimage

Mel UllrichLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Saints

As a high school senior, I was required to read The Canterbury Tales. I didn’t want to. I didn’t enjoy it then. And it wasn’t until my own son read it in high school that I understood much of its humor and lessons. If you’ve never read the book, or if it’s been a while … Read More

The Top 7 Books About Pilgrimage

Mel UllrichLast Updated: December 31st, 2019Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections

Pilgrimage brings faith, hope, and joy into our lives. Whether you’re planning a pilgrimage yourself or want to read about the experience of others on their sacred journeys, here are some great books that our staff recommends. 1. Hiking the Camino—500 miles with Jesus by Father Dave Pivonka. You can hike the Camino through France … Read More

The Hope We Need

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: November 20th, 2019Saints

The Virgin Mary has been honored with many titles by the Church over the centuries. One of my favorites is Our Lady of Hope. This title reminds me of her Presentation in the Temple that we celebrate on Nov. 21. From the beginning of her life, Our Lady was a vivid representation of hope. Tradition … Read More

The many ways to celebrate St. Martin of Tours

Jennifer LindbergLast Updated: November 12th, 2019Saints

If there is one saint that has captured the Catholic imagination, it is St. Martin of Tours.  He is celebrated in so many various countries in the greatest variety of ways that it is hard not to get excited about this saint! His feast is even given a special name: Martinmas. In Europe, people eat … Read More