Guest what Pope Francis said recently concerning the Ascension… Dear brothers and sisters, the Ascension does not point to Jesus’ absence, but tells us that he is alive in our midst in a new way. He is no longer in a specific place in the world as he was before the Ascension. He is now … Read More
Within the universal Catholic church, we are blessed with a multitude of devotions and spiritual expressions. In recognizing this, Tekton Ministries has a special category of pilgrimages we call “Out of the Box” or custom pilgrimages. Interested in exploring the history of beer-making by monks throughout central Europe? We’ve got a pilgrimage for that! Want … Read More
Fr. Peter Vasko, OFM, and pilgrims depart for the Holy Land in less than two days. JFK Airport will serve as the launch pad for yet another pilgrimage to the Holy Land. To the 25+ pilgrims, Fr. Vasko will share his wealth of experience and knowledge of the land God chose to redeem mankind. … Read More
Recently, The Catholic Moment, the diocesan newspaper for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana carried a story by Catholic News Service talking about Pope Francis’ trip to Brazil in July. Some may say, “Brazil?!? Why is he going to Brazil?” Well, if you didn’t know, you do now. Three little words with a huge meaning- World. Youth. … Read More
Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus- Benedict XVI Talking about pilgrimages, you can’t make a Tekton Pilgrimage to Rome and see this every day! “Get it while the gettin’s good,” as they say. This one will make it to the Time “Life” series for sure! Thanks to Fr. Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia for posting … Read More
FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) is hosting yet another REACH event, this time in Philadelphia on May 10th. What is REACH? As they put it, “REACH is an opportunity for local community members to gather in prayer and fellowship, to encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, to hear the words of inspirational speakers, and to learn more … Read More
Reading through the Catholic news this morning, I came across an article on Catholic News Agency titled, “New film shows dramatic revival of Omaha parish,” by Carl Bunderson. The name of the priest responsible for this renewal is Fr. Damien Cook. Father was a Tekton pilgrim a few years ago! Reflecting on the article helped … Read More
Reading through some of Cardinal Dolan’s blog, I remembered he had taken a pilgrimage with 50 of his priests to the Holy Land. He talked about it as an opportunity to renew their faith. Read his post to see why pilgrimages, especially to the Holy Land, are so important for our Christian faith.