Posts Tagged ‘pilgrimage’

Thousands protest closure of national pilgrim centre

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

More than 5000 people have signed a petition in protest at the closure of a pilgrimage centre at Scotland’s national Catholic shrine, the Carfin Grotto in the Motherwell diocese. The diocese has announced the centre, opened in 1996, will close at the end of September and all staff will be made redundant. The grotto itself, Read more

Young Cook Islanders from Auckland on pilgrimage

Monday, April 29th, 2019

The Cook Islands Catholic Community Auckland (CICCA) youth pilgrimage visited Rarotonga for a religious and cultural immersion during holy week and Easter. The 45 members stayed at the St Mary’s church in Arorangi; many of the young team are not familiar with the cultural habits and surroundings, having being born and brought up in New Read more

The popularity of pilgrimage

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The statistics about the number of people walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in 1986 point only to the sparseness of a forgotten trail. A low pilgrim population in the 80s turned an ancient path into more of a medieval legend. Rather than a well-known travel destination, the ancient ‘Way of St James’ was Read more

Family Pilgrimage with Mary to pray for the needs of families

Monday, May 14th, 2018

On the 12th of May, the month of Mary about 50 pilgrims joined the Family Pilgrimage with Mary to pray for the needs of families. Aside from the number of pilgrims that attended, the miracle was the beautiful cloudy day sandwiched in between two days of wet weather that saw the pilgrims journey from one Read more

Marian Pilgrimage to New Zealand sacred places

Monday, October 9th, 2017

On September 30- October 1, a contingent of families set out on a pilgrimage visiting sacred sites in the North Island associated with the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Family Pilgrimage was organised by the Centre for Marriage and Family (CMF) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother Read more

Samoan voices praise Mary in Washington’s Basilica

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC took place last month. About 1,000 people from 20 groups representing different communities within Asia and the Pacific Islands participated in the Mass in honour of Mary. The various communities marched into Read more

Modern evangelisation: Sisters plan 80km walk in full habit

Friday, March 24th, 2017

On Aug. 3-6 this year, The Dominican Sisters of St Joseph will make is a 50-mile pilgrimage on foot. They will begin in the ruined abbey at Bury St. Edmunds  and finishing at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Dominican Sisters of St Joseph wear a full Dominican habits as a way of Read more

Latin Mass Society – seventh annual pilgrimage to Walsingham

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The Latin Mass Society’s (LMS) seventh annual pilgrimage from Ely to Walsingham, England will take place from August 25th-28th. A sung traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated each day, while pilgrims walk 55 miles to one of the greatest shrines in England. Participants on the walking pilgrimage  will be praying for the conversion of England. Inspired Read more

El Camino de Te Tai Tokerau with an App to guide you

Friday, August 5th, 2016

There are plans afoot to develop an App  to assist individuals, families and groups make  a self-guided pilgrimage of Te Tai Tokerau. The App will provide for GPS coordinates, accommodation options, prayers, historical information and recorded talks by people of Te Tai Tokerau. This development has been inspired by a pilgrimage led by Wiga Autet Read more

Pilgrimage is at the heart of major religions

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Australian nurse Nelley Youssef is immersed in a sea of millions of white-robed pilgrims doing the tawaf of the Kaaba, the black cuboid structure at the heart of Masjid Al-Haram mosque in Mecca, Saudia Arabia. She takes tiny, shuffling steps as she completes seven anti-clockwise laps that form one of many rituals she completes as Read more