Category: Pilgrimage

A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila

I Was Born For You

What is Teresa of Avila’s most famous poem in Avila? Find out when Teresa Tomeo reflects on a recent pilgrimage to Avila and what St. Teresa taught her.

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Who is St Januarius?

Who is St Januarius? Is this San Gennaro? What do we know about him? What did Pope Francis say about him? Why is he so celebrated in New York City? Find out the answers to all these questions as Diana von Glahn, The Faithful Traveler, explains.

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Why Are Pilgrimages Important?

Why are pilgrimages important? This post answers that question in light of the Catholic perspective on them and encourages you to consider taking one.

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Celebrating the Ruins of A King

What does the story of the beheading of St. John the Baptist have to do with us today? Diana von Glahn, The Faithful Traveler, reflects on the memorial which the Church celebrates today and her travel to the site in Jordan which marks this spot.

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Saint Maria Goretti

When I was a young girl, my mother would often tell us stories of the saints. I loved it, and today’s saint, St. Maria Goretti,

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Why We Need Lourdes

Why do we need Lourdes? Of all of the Marian shrines in the world, Notre Dame de Lourdes in France is most associated with healing. Bernadette Soubirous

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Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris As the Liturgical Calendar brings us closer to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, I thought that I would introduce you

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