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Sites to visit for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the entire month of October is dedicated to her honor. Many shrines and holy sites have areas dedicated to the Rosary including Rosary ways, Rosary ponds, and Rosary courts. … Continue reading

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Honor the Feast of St Francis of Assisi by visiting an outdoor shrine

Today is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi who is known, among many other things, for preaching to the birds and other animals.  A perfect way to honor St. Francis is to spend some time in prayer outdoors with … Continue reading

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Honor the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux “The Little Flower” with a pilgrimage

The feast day of St. Therese of Lisieux, known as the “little flower” is October 1 for the new calendar and October 3rd for the traditional calendar.  There are several pilgrimage sites in the US you can visit to honor … Continue reading

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Tips for making the most of your pilgrimage experience

We often think of a pilgrimage as a long distance trip with the holy site(s) we are visiting as the sole purpose of the journey.  If you can make a pilgrimage that way, that’s fantastic.  However, you can often find … Continue reading

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Relics of the True Cross Available for Public Veneration in the United States

The Feast of St. Helena, who discovered the true cross upon with Jesus was crucified, is August 18 (traditional calendar).  There are several locations in the United States that have relics of the true cross available for public veneration.  Veneration … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Angels Monestary Built by EWTN’s Mother Angelica

In 1995 Mother Angelica traveled to Columbia on business for EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network). She visited the Sanctuary of the Divine Infant Jesus to attend mass and she prayed at the small Shrine which housed the miraculous statue of … Continue reading

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Take a Trip Down the Califonia Mission Trail

There are 21 missions that make up the California Historic Missions Trail that stretches from San Diego to Sonoma. The first mission was built in 1769 and the last mission was built in 1823. Most of the missions are still … Continue reading

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Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida, was Shrine to the Blessed Mother in the United States

   Founded in 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida, the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, the nursing Madonna, was built at the first Mission in America and was the first ever to be dedicated to the Blessed Mother in … Continue reading

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1500 Relics for Public Veneration at National Shine of Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, Illinois

The 200 acre outdoor National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, Illinois is the largest in the country. It has an ampitheater, several gardens, an outdoor way of the cross, a rosary court and a relic chapel … Continue reading

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Largest First Class Relic of St. Jude in North America is in Chicago, Illinois

Dominican National Shrine of St. Jude Chicago, IL The Dominican National Shrine of St. Jude was opened in 1929 within St. Pius V Parish and is home to the arm of St. Jude, reported the largest relic of an apostle … Continue reading

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