Our New Pilgrimage Guide for the United States!

This extensive list of pilgrimage sites has been a long time coming! Over the years I've been compiling lists of holy sites in the United States as I've come across them. It started out as a bucket list that grew into this state-by-state list that I try to keep updated with links here. But how… Continue reading Our New Pilgrimage Guide for the United States!

A Look Back at 2021 – Pilgrimage guide books and the actual start of something!

Inflation. Supply chain problems. At every turn this seems to cause countless roadblocks. The printing industry is no exception. What that means for me is printing pilgrimage books at an affordable price is challenging right now. 2022 is not off to a great start. So instead I'm going to take a look back to 2021… Continue reading A Look Back at 2021 – Pilgrimage guide books and the actual start of something!

Family Pilgrimage: Portuguese Festa do Espirito Santo, San Diego, CA

On this year’s feast of Pentecost, we attended a 700 year old tradition that is celebrated throughout Portugal, and the Portuguese diaspora – Festa do Espirito Santo. As a small child, I remember going to Festa with my Portuguese grandmother in Arcata, California. After morning Mass, a beautiful but simple parade of statues and young… Continue reading Family Pilgrimage: Portuguese Festa do Espirito Santo, San Diego, CA

Family Pilgrimage: Saint Joseph’s Day and the Return of the Swallows Celebration, Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA

On the solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19th, we went on a little pilgrimage to Mission San Juan Capistrano, via rail. Of course our children loved that we went by train. We began our journey in prayer… O Lord, please bless us on this day of pilgrimage. Open our hearts to experience the beauty of… Continue reading Family Pilgrimage: Saint Joseph’s Day and the Return of the Swallows Celebration, Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA