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Europe

4 Catholic retreats in Europe to recharge your soul

Make a spiritual getaway to Europe and stay at an ancient monastery or retreat center.

Rise in attacks on churches, Christian symbols and cemeteries across Europe, group says

Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians documents over 325 incidents in 2018.

On 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall, Catholic bishops call for a “Europe moved by the Holy Spirit”

Catholic leaders wish for "a new commitment to those values Europe is built upon: justice, liberty and peace."

By accident, Carthusian monks helped create the perfume industry

In 1380, the water of a delicate bouquet of flowers became the first perfume of the island of Capri.

9 Celebrities who have made the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage

The Camino remains one of the most popular pilgrimages, drawing hundreds of thousands each year.

Catholic lay leader receives award from European rabbis for fighting anti-Semitism

Andrea Riccardi, the founder of Sant'Egidio, was recognized for facilitating Jewish-Catholic relations and for preserving the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

A classic Portuguese recipe is based on a legend involving a monk, a stone, and a very compassionate village

“Sopa de pedra” (Portuguese “stone soup”) has anything but stones in it.

Take a pilgrimage along Norway’s St. Olav’s Way

Recently reopened Norwegian pilgrimage offers a 400-mile spiritual journey through a downright gorgeous land.

The Romans built the Rotunda of St. George to last

Erected in the 4th century, this ancient church still functions.

Netherlands nuns convert former battlefield to “natural burial” cemetery

Natural burials are a return to the old-world way, which avoids chemicals and resource waste.

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