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Pilgrimages

Holy Land restricts Mass due to coronavirus

Many places of pilgrimage around the world are still open, but COVID-19 has led to restrictions.

From the Wadi Rum desert to the Red Sea: A trip of biblical proportions

The promise God made to Abraham, “as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore,” comes to life while traveling around Jordan.

College Knights walk in footsteps of Mexican Saint

Knights from five college councils spend week living like St. Juan Diego.

Longest Guadalupe pilgrimage in U.S. draws thousands

Starting out at dawn, an estimated 20,000 Californians walk 34 miles.

Ethiopia’s rock-hewn churches were once considered the “New Jerusalem”

The construction of these churches is believed to have been carried out with just hammers and chisels to carve doors, windows, floors, and walls out of solid rock.

Mary Magdalene’s hometown now has a guesthouse with views of the Sea of Galilee

The Magdala archaeological site and pilgrimage destination will begin offering overnight accommodations on November 24

10 Great boys’ names inspired by important spiritual places

Give your baby son a meaningful name full of Christian significance.

Listen to the ‘Dum Pater Familias,’ a hymn from a 12th-century pilgrim guide

“To Lord St. James! To God’s St. James! And onward! And upward! God speed our way!”

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.

7 Beautiful girls’ names inspired by significant spiritual places

These sites welcome millions of pilgrims each year and make an interesting choice as a name for your baby girl.