Tag Archives: Pilgrimages

Heading To Philly For The World Meeting Of Families? Watch These Videos…

My pal, Diana von Glahn, aka The Faithful Traveler,  lives in Philadelphia. Lucky her! She’ll be seeing Pope Francis, and a couple of million people inflating the population of the city, come the World Meeting Of Families in September. Even … Continue reading

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If A Pilgrimage To The Holy Land Is “The Fifth Gospel,” Then Guess What?

You need to read both sides of the book, saavy? Look at the map above. See how the Jordan River runs through the middle of the geography? The Jordan is like the spine of the book. The spine of the … Continue reading

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I Bet You Didn’t Expect The Kingdom Of Jordan To Be This Gorgeous…

See that lovely countryside above? That is where I am headed today. A number of my Patheos colleagues are coming with me, too.

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In Nazareth, This Is Where The Annunciation Took Place…

I was blessed to visit where the Annunciation took place. I figured that I should share some of the photographs of the grotto, and cave-like home, of the Theotokos on this day on which we celebrate this Solemnity. Over this … Continue reading

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What I Saw In Bethlehem Yesterday (A Photo Essay)

I’ll be honest with you and tell you that yesterday was a very emotional day. And when I say that, I mean emotional in a good way. There were tears, surely. But they were tears of awe, wonder, and joy. … Continue reading

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Warning: Don’t Travel To The Holy Land, For Thou Shalt Surely Die

Before getting into the meat of this short dispatch that I am typing from Jerusalem, I ask you to say a short prayer to God for the souls of  all those who have died for their faith, or due to … Continue reading

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A Minor Miracle In Nazareth (Or, How To Wear Shorts In The Holy Places And Live To Tell About It)

You know what is the matter with me when the weather is beautiful and it feels like sunny, Southern California? I want to wear shorts and sandals, and enjoy the warmth, that’s what. But can you do that while on … Continue reading

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Dispatches From A Holy Land Pilgrimage…

Let us go to the place where His feet have stood (Psalm 132:7). That short verse (from Eusebius’s Greek translation of the psalm) sums up the entire reason for coming to the Holy Land.

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My BlogFather Is Hiking the Camino. Let’s All Follow Along!

  That guy with the beard above is Webster Bull, a pilgrim along the Way of St. James, also known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Webster is the founder of this blog, as long time readers will recall. With … Continue reading

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