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Pilgrimages to awaken social consciousness

Pilgrimages to awaken social consciousness

Christians can do it when they go for pilgrimage to Marian pilgrim centres like Velankanni or the pilgrim centres of women saints. When we pray to women saints so

Wonder-worker, Anthony of Padua raises a church from ashes

Wonder-worker, Anthony of Padua raises a church from ashes

With the relic, today this devastated church is one of the favourite pilgrim spots for Catholics in Gujarat. Not only Catholics but people from other churches and

The Imitation of Christ: A clarion call to become Christ

The Imitation of Christ: A clarion call to become Christ

The focus of 'The Imitation of Christ' is the call of a Christian as a pilgrim. Catholic Church calls itself a pilgrim Church in the Vatican Second and this pilgri

Pilgrimage to my national Cathedral

Pilgrimage to my national Cathedral

From the top of the crimson Cathedral Jesus with one arm raised in a blessing gesture beside a cross welcomed us with a genial smile. Standing there for a moment I

Giri Mata Church: The lamp on the mountain that beckons pilgrims

Giri Mata Church: The lamp on the mountain that beckons pilgrims

Nestled on the ranges of Satpuda on the Saputara at 1000 meter altitude, 42 kilometer east of Ahwa in the Dang district bordering the Nasik district of Maharashtra

Santiago goes on a pilgrimage and we should also

Santiago goes on a pilgrimage and we should also

True love is not a hurdle to realize your dream, and the purpose of our life on earth is to realize this dream moving ahead like a pilgrim who knows the true meani

Pilgrimage centres must not turn into what Jesus reprimanded

Pilgrimage centres must not turn into what Jesus reprimanded

Every Catholic pilgrimage centre must make sure that it does not give the impression of a money-collection hub with ostentatious business-like activities.

The ancient rock churches of Tigray: An incredible faith journey

The ancient rock churches of Tigray: An incredible faith journey

The act of mounting the cliffs of Gheralta is not for the faint-hearted, as an extreme adventure-hiking is required from the visitors. With the mountain moving fai

The Way of the Cross as pilgrimage

The Way of the Cross as pilgrimage

In fact, the Way of the Cross is the most sublime pilgrimage in human history because it was the pilgrimage of God himself which did three unforgettable acts for t

Mannanam: Pilgrim centre of a social reformer saint

Mannanam: Pilgrim centre of a social reformer saint

At a time when untouchables or Dalits were not allowed to get education, he brought in Dalit students to his schools and thus broke the caste restrictions and barr

Mother of the Forsaken calls every one to her

Mother of the Forsaken calls every one to her

In a nation where millions feel dejected and forsaken because of the social systems and values, the name itself had a ring in the heart of millions across the nor

Bom Jesus basilica: An abode of miracles

Bom Jesus basilica: An abode of miracles

The imposing church holds the miracle-laden, incorruptible body of the 'Apostle of the Indies', St. Francis Xavier, affectionately called "Goencho Saib" by the nat

Mylapore: The resting place of the Doubting Thomas

Mylapore: The resting place of the Doubting Thomas

The church stands prominent in the list of the most beautiful churches of the world owing to its naturally-lit, stained glass interiors and proximity to the Bay of

Aren’t we all pilgrims in a desert?

Aren’t we all pilgrims in a desert?

Like the Magi we will move forward because we see the star out there on the distant horizon, the Christosphere, and that is our hope.

An architectural marvel of the bustling town of St. George

An architectural marvel of the bustling town of St. George

A visually spectacular blend of the Eastern and Western architectural styles, the church stands in splendour with a highly adorned altar made of Teak wood.

When droves of pilgrims flock at Cherpunkal

When droves of pilgrims flock at Cherpunkal

History of the church goes back to the time of Thomas the Apostle in AD 52 and it says Thomas came to Cherpunkal and took bath in the nearby Meenachil River.

The echo of Lourdes of the East

The echo of Lourdes of the East

It is said that the whispers of the sea flow to your heart and the presence of sea is felt beneath your feet when in deep devotion at the church.

The coastal 'pride' of Kannamaly

The coastal 'pride' of Kannamaly

Devotees flock in hundred thousands to invoke the intercession and blessings of St. Joseph, under whose patronage the shrine stands in splendour.

Along the footprints  of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Along the footprints of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam might have been thinking about the scientific aspects of the spring, which probably was there since the time of the apostle who brought us the

The remnants of the Portuguese legacy

The remnants of the Portuguese legacy

There is hardly anyone in Mumbai – for that matter – elsewhere, who doesn’t know St. Michael's church more commonly called Mahim church.

Bharananganam: A spontaneous pilgrim spot

Bharananganam: A spontaneous pilgrim spot

What makes Bharananganam where Alphonsa lived and died as a Franciscan Clarist nun, a unique pilgrimage centre is the spontaneous attraction it holds for the ordin

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