Tag: Pilgrimage

Gospel Trail puts visitors on Christ’s path through Galilee

Gospel Trail puts visitors on Christ’s path through Galilee

| Dennis Sadowski | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Gospel Trail takes pilgrims and recreational hikers on the 37-mile journey that Jesus may have followed as he started his three-year public ministry.

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Pope, in Assisi, calls on church to renounce ‘spirit of the world’

Pope, in Assisi, calls on church to renounce ‘spirit of the world’

| Francis X. Rocca | October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Making his first pilgrimage as pope to the birthplace of his papal namesake, Pope Francis called on the whole church to imitate St. Francis of Assisi, embracing poverty and stripping itself of the “spirit of world.”

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Archbishop Nienstedt to host pilgrimage to La Crosse shrine

Archbishop Nienstedt to host pilgrimage to La Crosse shrine

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Catholics are invited in participate in a pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse Wis., May 21.

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National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to tour archdiocese

National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to tour archdiocese

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Father Gregory Abbott, pastor of St. Bernard, Cologne, and Church of the Ascension, Norwood-Young America, found out that the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima would be touring the archdiocese, he was one of the first priests to offer to host it.

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Year of Faith: Pilgrimage

Year of Faith: Pilgrimage

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

We need to think of the life of faith as a journey. When we say “yes” to the Lord, he invites us to follow him, which implies a pilgrimage of discovery and interior growth.

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Bishop Piché to lead Year of Faith pilgrimage to La Crosse shrine

Bishop Piché to lead Year of Faith pilgrimage to La Crosse shrine

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

To inaugurate the Year of Faith, Bishop Lee Piché will lead a pilgrimage on Oct. 2 to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis.

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Travel to the Emerald Isle next fall on a Catholic Spirit-sponsored tour

Travel to the Emerald Isle next fall on a Catholic Spirit-sponsored tour

| Martie McMahon | November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Come and “Explore the Other Holy Land” with Father Dennis Dempsey of St. Dominic in Northfield and The Catholic Spirit

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Honoring Mary

Honoring Mary

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Fifth-grader Yesima Seghen and sixth-grader Diego Vargas of St. Francis-St. James United School in St. Paul follow along during the ninth annual Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage at the Cathedral of St. Paul

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Pilgrimage: Traveling with a spiritual purpose

Pilgrimage: Traveling with a spiritual purpose

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pilgrimage has been part of the Christian tradition for centuries. A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to a sacred place. The journey can be near or far — as close as a neighboring church or as distant as halfway around the world. It can be a day-trip, a 10- to 14-day excursion or any other duration.

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Reflections on World Youth Day

Reflections on World Youth Day

| September 1, 2011

A pilgrimage, I said, was quite different from a guided tour of a foreign country. On a vacation tour one does what one wants to do. On a pilgrimage one goes in search of the living God. Thus, a pilgrimage involves as much “interior” effort as the external, physical effort.

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Companions on the road to Easter

Companions on the road to Easter

| George Weigel | April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the past six weeks, I’ve had the privilege of participating in the station church pilgrimage of Lent, a Roman tradition that dates back to Christian antiquity. From at least the early fourth century, the pope celebrated Mass during Lent with his clergy and the Roman Christian community at a designated “station” church.

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