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Ancient Roman pilgrimage revs-up spiritual aspect of Lent

Feb 25, 2015 - 03:46 pm .- For pilgrims in Rome, Ash Wednesday marked not only the start of the Church’s Lenten season, but also a traditional Lenten pilgrimage that helps offer a more spiritual outlook on the journey toward Easter.  

Huge crowds flock to see St Francis Xavier's relics on his feast day

Dec 5, 2014 - 12:03 am .- On Wednesday, the 462nd anniversary of his death, an estimated 200,000 people visited Se Cathedral in Old Goa to venerate the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the “Apostle to the Far East.”

My life is changed, says homeless woman on Rome pilgrimage

Apr 1, 2014 - 04:28 am .- During a six-day trip to the Eternal City, Clarissa Salazar, who until recently lived on the streets in the U.S., said the visit has made a lasting impact on her, and is something for which she is grateful.

Schedule for Pope’s Holy Land visit released

Mar 27, 2014 - 08:41 am .- The Holy See has officially published the itinerary for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, during which he is slated to travel to Jordan, the State of Palestine, and Israel.

Ancient Lenten pilgrimage comes to life through new book

Mar 4, 2014 - 04:03 am .- Author and scholar George Weigel says his newly-released book offers readers the opportunity experience a centuries-old Lenten practice from Rome in their households across the globe.

Manoppello's Holy Face shrine sees uptick in US interest

Jan 26, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- The Shrine to the Holy Face of Christ tucked into Italy's Appennine mountains is starting to catch the attention of the world, particularly that of American Catholics.

The sick are not merely 'objects of charity,' Pope reflects

Nov 11, 2013 - 05:32 am .- In a meeting with an Italian organization dedicated to helping those in poor health go on pilgrimage, Pope Francis reminded the ill and infirm that they have a true role in the Church.

Pope meets with 500 young pilgrims at St. Peter's Basilica

Aug 28, 2013 - 12:58 pm .- Pope Francis met today at Saint Peter’s Basilica with around 500 youths from the central Italian diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio, who are currently on pilgrimage in Rome.

Conference calls for spiritual preservation of Way of St. James

Aug 5, 2013 - 05:17 pm .- The spiritual meaning of the Way of St. James pilgrimage must not be reduced to a mere touristic and ecological route, said a Spanish agency charged with promoting the Church's cultural heritage.

Rome visit deepens former NFL quarterback's faith

Jun 11, 2013 - 09:35 am .- As he stood next to St. Peter’s Square, former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon reflected on how his family’s first visit to Rome deepened their faith.

Vatican hopes 'Scrinium' trips will spread pilgrimage to young

Dec 6, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- The Vatican is introducing a set of short trips to holy sites aimed at introducing young people to the concept of pilgrimage and teaching them about the Catholic faith.

Vatican office unveils Faith Scroll for pilgrims

Nov 15, 2012 - 03:50 pm .- In honor of the Year of Faith, pilgrims to Rome can now share their thoughts about the gift of faith by writing them on a special scroll at the Vatican’s Pilgrim Office.

Pope entrusts Year of Faith, evangelization synod to Mary

Oct 4, 2012 - 11:48 am .- Pope Benedict XVI made a one-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Loreto in Italy to entrust the forthcoming Synod of Bishops and Year of Faith to the Virgin Mary.

St. John Vianney relic headed to England for first time

Jun 5, 2012 - 11:36 am .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury is asking Catholics to make a pilgrimage to venerate the heart of Saint John Vianney when it arrives in England for the first time ever.

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