Category Archives: Catholic Pilgrimage Sites

Relics of St. Francis of Assisi in the United States

We are fortunate to have several places in the United States where you can go to venerate the relics of St. Francis of Assisi, a much beloved and popular Saint, year round. Queen of All Saints Basilica, Chicago, IL – … Continue reading

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Opportunity to Obtain a Plenary Indulgence – Jubilee Year of the 150th Anniversary of the Redemptorist Mission

The 150th Anniversary of the Mission of the Redemptorists to “make Our Mother of Perpetual Help known throughout the world” was declared a Jubilee Year.  With the pronouncement of the Jubilee Year comes an opportunity for the faithful to obtain … Continue reading

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Shrine of St. Katherine Drexel in Philadelphia Closing in 2017

It is with sadness that I share the news that the Shrine of St. Katherine Drexel, located on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, will be closing in 2017.  According to the press release, … Continue reading

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Capuchin Franciscan Relic Tour of St. Padre Pio & St. Leopold Mandic

Image from Vatican Jubilee website   Father John De La Riva of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, was commissioned by the Pope as a Missionary of Mercy and brought back first degree relics from Rome of St. … Continue reading

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International Pilgrim Virgin Statue US Tour for Peace

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Marian Apparitions at Fatima, the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima has embarked on a 21 month pilgrimage called the “US Tour for Peace” across the United States.  The statue will be … Continue reading

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Largest Collection of Relics & Artifacts of St. Therese Outside of France

I made a brief stop over in Chicago and wanted to visit the National Shrine of St. Therese in Darien, IL.  It was around 2 pm and when I called to make sure they were open (I always recommend calling … Continue reading

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Jubilee Pilgrimage of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Icon

In celebration of the 150 years of the Redemptorist devotion to the icon of Our Lady Perpetual Help a Jubilee Pilgrimage is underway with a copy of the icon to visit all 26 Cathedrals in Ireland. The original icon Icon … Continue reading

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First Class Relics & Exhibit at Saint John Paul II National Shrine

In addition to the National monuments  and the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington DC is the home of the Saint John Paul II National  Shrine.  Designated a National Shrine in 2014, the church is dedicated to … Continue reading

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We want to share some of the pictures we take that don’t make it on the website as well as pictures that readers send us so we’ve created an Instagram account.  Please follow us at https://www.instagram.com/catholicpilgrim/

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Relic of Blessed (Soon to be Saint!) Jose Sanchez del Rio Available for Veneration at Church in Texas

Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio will soon be declared a saint as Pope Francis has approved a second miracle attributed to his intercession.  He was a member of the Cristero movement that fought for religious freedom against the Mexican government … Continue reading

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