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Travel & Pilgrimage
July 01, 2021
James Jeffrey
The pain and joy that attend the human condition overflow in the Andalusian capital, finds James Jeffrey
June 24, 2021
Curtis Williams
Tucked away in the remote hamlet of El Cebrero (O Cebreiro in the regional Galician language), atop a 1293-metre pass some 150 kilometres from the tomb of St. James, is the church of Santa María la Real, site of a powerful Eucharistic miracle.
June 01, 2021
Peter Stanford
From Lourdes and Lindisfarne to El Salvador, walking with purpose allows for a more profound look at life
June 01, 2021
Loyd Grossman
Travellers to Rome are all too easily fleeced, but play 
your cards right and you can bypass the heaving 
crowds and overpriced cafes
June 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go?  A few years ago I was due to go to Southern India. We’d planned to stay somewhere quite remote that you could only reach by boat. The plan was to spend time fishing and to come up with new recipe ideas. I’ve never been to India before and I like the
May 25, 2021
Guy Hayward
The British Museum’s dazzling survey of the life and legacy of the cult 12th-century saint Thomas Becket is set to be an unlikely summer blockbuster, reports Guy Hayward
May 17, 2021
Curtis Williams
It is impossible to visit Roncesvalles as a pilgrim and remain unmoved by the presence of those, who have left their mark here through the centuries by their faith and prayers, or by their deaths, or by the deeply rooted tradition of Christian charity with which they have been received.
May 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Tracy Borman would ponder the soothing words of Julian of Norwich on her pilgrims way to Venice
May 01, 2021
William Cash
Taking an Easter pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of “England’s Nazareth” in Norfolk
April 09, 2021
Curtis Williams
Saints and sinners, miracles and miscreants, and even Old Scratch himself … the literature associated with the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela abounds in characters and tales as colorful, instructive and entertaining as anything in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
April 08, 2021
Catholic News Agency
It’s a mystery that has puzzled researchers for almost 150 years. In 1878, a wooden box containing two skulls and a cluster of other bones was discovered in an attic in the Welsh town of Holywell.
April 01, 2021
Sarah Sands
After a tour of monasteries, Sarah Sands learns to enjoy the silence – until she has to talk about it