Meditate on why you decided to take this leap of faith and and what you are hoping to get from this pilgrimage.
Thousands have travelled the Camino, but there is no “perfect pilgrim” — we’re all on our own journey. Be open minded and take everything as it comes.
Deciding to travel the Camino is a big step. There’s a lot that goes into preparing for this pilgrimage, including what to pack.
On December 12th of each year, the Catholic Church celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe. This day commemorates the Virgin Mary appearing to Saint Juan Diego, and is most well known by the image she left on Juan Diego’s cloak.
The suffering that we may encounter on pilgrimage is emotional. It is physical. It is spiritual. Since suffering (or sacrifice of some kind) will be present on pilgrimage, just as it is in the pilgrimage of life, how do we cope with whatever we encounter on our pilgrimage? How do we approach those challenges prayerfully and with grace?
It is easy to get swept up in practical preparations for your pilgrimage and neglect your own spiritual needs. Ask yourself where in your life is most in need of God’s will and God’s grace. What do you most want to pray for during your pilgrimage?
I was recently on a pilgrimage to France tracing the roots of the Holy Cross Congregation including the sisters, brothers, and priests. Going to France, especially Paris, has always been…
Hear about Shoaib’s journey of faith that brought him to seek Christ in the Holy Land.
A small Italian village celebrates Easter Monday with a competition rolling cheese through the streets of the town.
Guest contributor, Laura Scheele, shares a reflection about her first Easter journey when she came into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).