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Pilgrimages

Our collection of articles on the most important pilgrimage destinations in Christianity.

Malta, under the gaze of Mary

On February 20, 1743, while lighting a lamp in front of the Holy Image, the sexton of a Maltese church noticed that the face of the Madonna was shinier than usual.

Catholic pilgrimage sites have been hit hard by pandemic restrictions

2020 has been an impossible year for "religious tourism."

The miraculous story of the Maltese Lady of the Grotto

Around the year 1400, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a hunter in a cave. In a short time, the cave became a chapel, and then a church, and then a priory.

Walking with the Saints 2020 offers self-guided US pilgrimages

Honor your patron saint with a pilgrimage experience for the socially isolated world.

Take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and stay at a Franciscan Casa Nova hostel

The Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land have an 800-year-old tradition of offering hospitality to pilgrims.

The miraculous story of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu National Shrine, in Gozo

The beginnings of the devotion to the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu are so ancient that they are lost in the midst of time.

Excavation in progress at the tomb of Lazarus: “There are interesting elements”

For the first time, a full archeological survey is being carried out on Lazarus’ tomb, along with important restoration work.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe: A stirring American pilgrimage

The splendor of this Marian shrine will take your breath away.

Can’t go to Europe? Take a pilgrimage in the United States

Whether for a day trip or a weeklong journey, here's a list of Catholic sites which could be part of a memorable pilgrimage this summer.

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