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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Marian pilgrimage in Centralia, Penn. Photo courtesy of Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

Hundreds gather for Marian pilgrimage to Pennsylvania town on fire

Centralia, Pennsylvania, is on fire … literally: a coal fire has been raging underneath the town for more than 50... Read more

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Walking, biking pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe draws 60,000

By foot and by bicycle, some 60,000 people arrived at the Guadalupe Basilica in Mexico City on July 22, for... Read more

Christ's tomb within The Edicule (shrine) inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel.

Coming soon: A virtual tour of the tomb of Jesus

Next week, the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., will open a 3D virtual tour of the Holy Sepulchre, the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 15, 2017.

This boy invited Pope Francis on a pilgrimage – and here's how he responded

Nine-year-old Andrea is an Italian boy who joined 130 children last month for a “Pilgrimage of Joy” to the Marian... Read more

Camino de Santiago.

Bishops stress hospitality for Camino de Santiago hosts

The bishops of Spain and France have published a new letter emphasizing the importance of hospitality for people who host... Read more

French bicyclists at St Mary's Cathedral in Krakow's Market Square.

French pilgrims pedal their way to World Youth Day

Pilgrims from across the globe travel to World Youth Day by plane, train and automobile. But not Victor Jacquemont, Antoine... Read more

Procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila, January 7, 2010.

Millions flood streets of Manila for Black Nazarene devotion

Millions of Catholic faithful swarmed the streets of metro Manila for the procession of the Black Nazarene over the weekend,... Read more