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The sisters Madeleine and Marie-Liesse together with Louis Antona at the entrance of Greece. The three young people covered the distance from Paris to Jerusalem on foot, arriving in mid-May 2024. “I needed to walk 4,500 kilometers to understand that Jesus is not just in Jerusalem, but was by my side every step of the way,” Antona told CNA.

Three young adult pilgrims walk from Paris to Jerusalem ‘to deepen our faith’

Jun 18, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

“Every day of this pilgrimage was a miracle,” said Louis Antona, 24, of the journey he made with two young... Read more

Pilgrims on their way to Ugandan Martyrs' Day on May 21, 2024.

Kenyan pilgrims begin more than 200-mile walk to mark Ugandan Martyrs Day

May 25, 2024

By ACI Africa

Millions are expected to arrive at the Namugongo Shrine, the site where St. Charles Lwanga and his companions were burned... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Tagle as special envoy to National Eucharistic Congress 

May 18, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

The Vatican announced Saturday that the pope has appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle,as his special envoy to the National... Read more

Catholic pilgrims on the Katy Trail Pilgrimage begin the route from Augusta on Oct. 9, 2023.

Catholic pilgrimages in the United States: a new renaissance?

May 17, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

This weekend, the longest Catholic pilgrimages ever organized in the United States — possibly the world — will commence on... Read more

Thousands of pilgrims come together each year to take part in the annual Walk to Mary, which takes place on the first Saturday of May in Wisconsin. The 21-mile pilgrimage starts at the National Shrine of St. Joseph in De Pere, Wisconsin, and ends at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion in Champion, Wisconsin.

Walk to Mary pilgrimage brings thousands to ‘grounds where Mary appeared’

May 2, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Thousands will come together on May 4 to walk the 21-mile pilgrimage that ends at the National Shrine of Our... Read more

Female pilgrim on Camino Portuges de la Costa, Portugal, August 2021.

Camino Croatia: A medieval pilgrimage route restored

Mar 10, 2024

By Emma Silvestri

Unbeknownst to many, Croatia boasts one of those ancient routes leading to the famous Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Read more

A man walks the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Pilgrims walking Camino de Santiago broke record in 2023

Jan 3, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

One of the most famous pilgrimage routes in the world reached record numbers of people in 2023. Read more

Pilgrims walk from Silver Spring, Maryland, to the St. John Paul II National Shrine on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, the day before his feast day.

Pilgrims trek 12 miles to St. John Paul II shrine to honor feast day

Oct 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The walking pilgrimage began in Silver Spring, Maryland, and ended at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in northeast... Read more

Catholic pilgrims on the Katy Trail Pilgrimage walk the route on Oct. 9, 2023.

Catholic pilgrimage group walks and prays the Katy Trail

Oct 14, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Spanning almost the entire width of Missouri, the 240-mile trail, a state park, passes by many Catholic churches and beautiful... Read more