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Celebrating the Saints through Pilgrimage

On this All Saints’ Day, may we all be inspired by the lives of the saints to live our own lives in holiness and virtue. As Catholics, one of the most beautiful aspects of our faith are the relationships we develop with the Saints; being inspired by them and asking them to intercede for us. While we can learn so much about their lives through reading and prayer, there is something so special about by visiting the very places where they lived and carried out their life’s work. Here are 5 pilgrimages that will allow you to walk in their individual footsteps and get to know them in a new and powerful way:

St. Francis of Assisi

One of the most well-known Saints in Catholic history, the life and spirituality of St. Francis permeated his Italian homeland and beyond. This pilgrimage follows the Way of St. Francis which is an early Roman road between Florence and Rome. As St. Francis deeply loved nature, it is fitting that this 13-day walking pilgrimage will bring you through the beautiful Italian countryside to experience God’s majesty through the eyes of St. Francis.

St. James the Great

One of the 12 Apostles of Jesus, St. James traveled from the Holy Land to Spain spreading the Gospel of Christ as he went. The El Camino pilgrimage also known as “The Way of St. James” is one of the most famous and beloved walking pilgrimages. Millions of pilgrims have traveled this ancient path for thousands of years. Like St. James, Our Lord asks each of us to “come and follow” him (Mt. 4:19). Step away from the busyness of daily life and follow in the example of St. James who personally knew Jesus Christ on this 11-day walking pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

St. Joan of Arc

A heroine of France, St. Joan of Arc was a poor, peasant girl who answered God’s call to lead the French army to victory after receiving visions of Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret, each of whom told her to drive the English from France. Stepping out in faith, Joan successfully carried out this mission until she was eventually captured and tried by an English tribunal before being burned at the stake in Normandy on May 30, 1431. Since then, she has been dearly loved as a patron saint of France. Experience the beauty and richness of the country she fought for as you journey in her footsteps on this 13-day pilgrimage to France with 206 Tours.

St. John Paul II, St. Faustina & St. Maximilian Kolbe

God used these three Polish saints as powerful instruments to pour out His love and Diving Mercy during a time when the world was in great turmoil. This pilgrimage will bring you to several sites including the convent where Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, the Church where St. John Paul II was baptized, and the concentration camp where St. Maximilian Kolbe gave his life to save a fellow prisoner. See this country through the eyes of these three incredible individuals and see why Poland is called “the Land of Saints”. Watch this video of Fr. Donald Calloway sharing his experience on this powerful 9-day 206 Tours pilgrimage.

St. Paul the Apostle

Largely regarded as one of the greatest missionaries of the faith, St. Paul was dramatically converted when Our Lord Himself appeared to him on the road to Damascus. Once he devoted his life to Christ, St. Paul was tireless in journeying throughout the ancient world baptizing and spreading the Gospel. Follow his travels to some of the earliest sites of Christianity including Athens, Thessaloniki, Philippi, and more. This 11-day pilgrimage also includes a beautiful cruise through the Greek Isles which is sure to be unforgettable!

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“To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself” – Pope Benedict XVI

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