Pilgrimages



St. Patrick's Purgatory

Author: Mr. Cathal Kelleher, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts and Pilgrimages

Irish Cross

There are many entities in Ireland bearing the name of St. Patrick, but perhaps the most renowned location is the pilgrimage site of St. Patrick’s Purgatory. Read More






Memories of Montreal

Author: Mr. James Henke

Posted In: Pilgrimages and Saint André Bessette

St Andre Bessette

St. Andre has a visible impact on the Congregation of Holy Cross, reminding all of us about the importance of humility and the beautiful fruits born from the willful submission of ourselves to God’s will. Read More



Climbing the Holy Stairs

Author: Mr. Rob Ackerman

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections, Pilgrimages, and Seminary Life

Ecce Homo by Caravaggio

In Rome, Pilgrims can pray as they ascend, on their knees, the stairs to the Praetorium that Our Lord climbed as he went to meet Pontius Pilate. In Holy Week we seek to walk with Jesus, but we know that much more, he is the one who bears our burdens. Read More



A Human Encounter with the Prince of the Apostles

Author: Mr. Hugh Dowell

Posted In: Discernment, Pilgrimages, and Vocations

Mr Hugh Dowell

“There is something incredibly impressive about the simplicity of witnessing St. Peter’s bones underneath the high altar of the Vatican basilica,” writes Mr. Hugh Dowell, a postulant at Moreau Seminary about his recent pilgrimage to Rome. “It made perfect sense for my meeting with the Prince of the Apostles should be a very human experience. St. Peter was a man very much aware of his own humanity, and yet found holiness through that weakness, not in spite of it.” Read More


Being with Saints and Welcoming the New Pope

Author: Mr. Ethan Lott

Posted In: Pilgrimages and Universal Church

St Peter's Square

In reflecting on the recent Office of Vocation pilgrimage to Rome, Old Collegian Ethan Lott writes, “The truly incredible part about this trip was not only the chance to travel to the heart of the Catholic Church, but also the timing. The Office of Vocations had been planning this trip since last year before Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI had announced his intention to resign.” Read More


Inspired by Brother André to be a Saint

Author: Mr. Michael Mercurio

Posted In: Pilgrimages and Saint André Bessette

St Joseph's Oratory in Montreal

“Whenever I look at my Brother André prayer card on my desk, I remember that I, too, can be a saint,” writes Michael Mercurio, a junior at Notre Dame in reflecting on the recent pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. “I don’t need to be amazing. I don’t need to be great. I just need to be me, and to accept God’s call to serve Him.” Read More



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