Posts Tagged ‘pilgrimage’

Throwback Thursday: Padre Pio and Our Spiritual Journey to Holiness

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

This Saturday in the season of Lent, March 17, Pope Francis is making a pastoral pilgrimage to Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo on the occasion of the centennial year of the appearance of the stigmata of Saint Padre Pio and the 50th anniversary year of his death. One of the most popular pilgrimage sites in […] [Read more]

Summer Excursions: The Franciscan Monastery

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Once again, families and individuals have been setting out on summer trips in planes, trains and automobiles.  Residents of the Washington area and visitors here have a variety of places to go and do and see, and one place I would like to suggest is the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Northeast […] [Read more]

Padre Pio and Our Spiritual Journey to Holiness

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

One of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Italy today is San Giovanni Rotondo where, for 50 years, Padre Pio, now Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, was dedicated to a ministry of healing, both body and spirit.  Consumed by a longing to care for souls, he spent many hours each day hearing confessions and praying.  He […] [Read more]

The Faith Quest

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Many tourists when visiting a new city will add a visit to the local cathedral or a well-known church to their list of things to see. Often, it turns out to be a highlight of the visit. We may forget, though, that we have similarly interesting churches right in our own backyard. With this in […] [Read more]