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The National Eucharistic Revival recleased a detailed map of the upcoming pilgrimage routes ahead of the National Eucharistic Congress.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: When is it passing through your town?

Feb 23, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The stops, which were announced by organizers on Thursday, include shrines, cathedrals, parishes, cultural sites, and parks.   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

More than 40,000 young people turned out for a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Río Blanco and Paypaya in the northern province of Jujuy in Argentina on Oct. 27, 2023.

More than 40,000 young people make pilgrimage to Virgin of Rio Blanco shrine in Argentina

Nov 3, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Last weekend more than 40,000 young people turned out for a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Río... 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

Father Björn Lundberg, center, with the tour group he led to the Holy Land in front of the Wedding Church at Cana.

U.S. pilgrims count their blessings, pray for peace after escaping Holy Land

Oct 19, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

One pilgrimage group from the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, made their way back to the U.S. through Jordan after the... 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

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National Eucharistic Congress opens ‘perpetual pilgrim’ application process

Oct 3, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The two-month National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in summer 2024 will consist of four cross-country Eucharistic processions and a total of 6,500... Read more

The Love family, along with Father Andrew St. Hilaire, enjoy their last meal at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal.

Catholic family of 10 returns home after pilgrimage to World Youth Day and Spain

Aug 26, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Going on a pilgrimage usually brings highs and lows, but the Love family encourages other families to participate in future... Read more

Bishop James Conley leads a eucharistic procession outside Lincoln's Cathedral of the Risen Christ, one of the passport pilgrimage sites.

Explore Nebraska’s adoration chapels with a new pilgrimage ‘passport’

Aug 17, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop James Conley said he hopes pilgrims will visit the adoration chapels and pray specifically for their intentions as part... Read more

The Blessed Mother gives the rosary to St. Dominic in the 18th-century painting by Andrea Barbiani of the Madonna with St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena in the Basilica di Santa Maria del Porto in Ravenna, Italy.

Dominicans pray nine-month novena ahead of September rosary pilgrimage

Aug 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Although the novena began in January, organizers are encouraging the faithful to pray the novena any time before it culminates... Read more

Pilgrims gather around Chesterton’s grave at Beaconsfield during July 25, 2020 pilgrimage

A pilgrimage in England traces GK Chesterton’s path in hope of his beatification

Jul 29, 2023

By Anna Kurian

The 13th annual G.K. Chesterton Pilgrimage will begin at the church where the British writer was baptized. Read more

The Frassati Hiking Pilgrimage takes individuals to the same mountains Frassati climbed.

Frassati pilgrimage takes Catholics ‘to the heights’ as they walk in Blessed Pier Giorgio’s footsteps

Jul 4, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Frassati Hiking Pilgrimage organized by Creatio brings individuals to the same mountains Frassati climbed. Read more

Our Lady of Walsingham.

Pilgrims to walk 59 miles to England’s Our Lady of Walsingham shrine this summer 

Jun 18, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

Known as “England’s Nazareth,” the popular shrine is located on the north coast of East Anglia and was established around... Read more

Pope Francis met young people and adults from the Diocese of Rumbek in Juba, South Sudan on Feb. 4, 2023.

Meeting Pope Francis ‘a dream come true’ for South Sudanese youth

Feb 11, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We thought we were just going to go and see the pope. But actually it has turned in to something... Read more

The documentary "Lourdes," showing in theaters on Feb. 8 and 9, follows the experiences of sick and disabled pilgrims who often seek consolation rather than cures.

Surprise hit ‘Lourdes’ documentary, coming to U.S. theaters, captures miracles of a different sort

Feb 5, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The film, which will be in 700 U.S. theaters Feb. 8 and 9, presents a unique and affecting view of... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the crowds at Ste. Anne Shrine at Lac Ste. Anne in Alberta, Canada.

Pope Francis blesses the water, pilgrims at Lac Ste. Anne in Canada

Jul 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis concluded his second full day in Canada with a visit to Lac Ste. Anne, the site of one... Read more

Carlota Valenzuela.

This Catholic is trekking 4,000 miles across Europe to Jerusalem

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Carlota Valenzuela began the epic foot pilgrimage in January. Read more

Pilgrims pray in front of St. Peter's Basilica

St. Philip Neri’s 7 Churches Pilgrimage returns after pandemic break

May 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a 2-year pause, around 800 people walked more than 15 miles in the saint’s footsteps. Read more

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France.

Pilgrims couldn’t visit Lourdes. So a drone photographer took Lourdes to them

Feb 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

How a young French Catholic overcame the limits of the coronavirus lockdown. Read more

A guide to Dante’s Walk, a 235-mile route from Ravenna to Florence in Italy.

Catholics invited to make pilgrimage in Dante’s footsteps in anniversary year

Nov 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

Dante’s Walk is a 235-mile route between the Italian cities of Ravenna and Florence. Read more