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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

The Sanctuary of Chimayo

Here’s how to take a local Catholic pilgrimage in the U.S.

Oct 23, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The most popular pilgrimages for Catholics range from the Holy Land to the Camino de Santiago. But, pilgrims should know,... Read more

Pilgrims arrive at Jasna Gora shrine to pray before Our Lady of Częstochowa.

40,000 Catholics make pilgrimage to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland

Aug 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The traditional walking pilgrimage to venerate an icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa housed in the shrine dates back... Read more

Four pilgrims from Pelplin, northern Poland, arrive in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, July 14, 2021.

Polish Catholics arrive in Rome after 17-day cycling pilgrimage

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The group raised funds for a hospice. Read more

A portrait of Fr. Michael J. McGivney, by Antonella Cappuccio. Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus creating Fr. Michael McGivney pilgrimage center

Aug 5, 2020

The Knights of Columbus announced plans to create a new pilgrimage center for visitors to encounter the spirituality of the... Read more

Álvaro Calvente, center, arrives in Santiago de Compostela July 13, 2020.

Disabled teen encouraged by Pope Francis after walking Camino de Santiago

Jul 22, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Spanish teenager with an intellectual disability received an encouraging letter from Pope Francis after walking the Camino de Santiago... Read more

Camino de Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral reopens to pilgrims

Jul 1, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage’s destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, reopened... Read more

Participants in the 2019 pilgrimage in Maine.

Maine teens hike 70 miles in pilgrimage of prayer to end addiction and depression

Sep 1, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

For the second year in a row, 11 Maine teens embarked on a 70-mile pilgrimage to pray for their communities... Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament along route of Chartres pilgrimage June 9, 2019.

Chartres Pentecost pilgrimage draws 14,000

Jun 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

More than 14,000 Catholics walked 62 miles from Paris to Chartres Cathedral in three days in an annual Pentecost pilgrimage... Read more

A group of nuns at Namugongo Martyrs' Shrine during Pope Francis’s visit on November 28, 2015.

Rwandan troops block pilgrims from attending Ugandan martyr celebration

Jun 4, 2019

Some 200 Rwandans were blocked by national troops from crossing the border with Uganda to attend a pilgrimage in the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at Romania's Șumuleu-Ciuc Shrine June 1, 2019.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Transylvania’s Marian pilgrimage shrine

Jun 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis celebrated Mass Saturday at a 16th century Marian pilgrimage site in Transylvania, calling upon the Romanians and Hungarians... Read more

Participants in the 2019 St. Joseph’s pilgrimage in St. Louis.

Why these men walked 24 miles to the ‘Rome of the Midwest’

May 8, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

It can be hard to find time for silent reflection in today’s bustling modern society. But a group of men... Read more

The Scala Sancta during their recent restoration.

Rome's 'Holy Stairs' uncovered for the first time in 300 years

Apr 11, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The bare, white marble of Rome’s ‘Scala Sancta,’ which are believed to be the stairs trod by Christ on the... Read more

Catholic Worker Movement women at sexual abuse victims' vigil in Rome Feb. 21, 2019.

Women of Catholic Worker Movement on prayerful pilgrimage for abuse summit

Feb 22, 2019

By Courtney Mares

American women from the Catholic Worker Movement are in Rome this week to pray for the Vatican’s sexual abuse summit... Read more

John Moore bears a cross along US 50 in Nevada during his cross-country pilgrimage.

He's walked 2,800 miles to the March for Life

Jan 17, 2019

Last weekend, John Moore arrived at the Washington Monument in the US capital, after a walking pilgrimage from San Francisco... Read more

Bishops at the 2018 synod of bishops.

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 25

Oct 26, 2018

On the morning of October 25th , the Synod Fathers went on a pilgrimage ad Petri Sedem.  Read more