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Khambholaj: A mother who does not leave anybody orphaned

Khambholaj: A mother who does not leave anybody orphaned

The Mother of the Forsaken at Khambholaj does not leave out anybody from her loving fold and as parish-priest Father Lawrence Arul Das testifies, “Here people fr

The Pilgrim of Peace: Reminiscing the visit of St. Pope Paul VI to Bombay in 1964

The Pilgrim of Peace: Reminiscing the visit of St. Pope Paul VI to Bombay in 1964

The visit of Pope Paul VI to Bombay (now Mumbai) from December 2 – 5, 1964 is a testimony of unforgettable memories, stories, pictures and reports. However what

Bandra: Pilgrimage on foot to the feet of Mother Mary

Bandra: Pilgrimage on foot to the feet of Mother Mary

In the month of September for the whole of Bombay or Mumbai it is a week long festival known as Bandra Fair starting on the Sunday following 8 September and if we

Bangkok – City of Angels

Bangkok – City of Angels

The Thais call this city Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and covers an area of 605.7 kms in the Chao Phraya River delta area in central Thailand. There are many theories ab

Bone Church of Sedlec: Adventure of architecture and wonder of pilgrims

Bone Church of Sedlec: Adventure of architecture and wonder of pilgrims

It became an adventure of architecture and wonder of visitors in 1870 when the Schwarzenberg family asked the woodcarver Frantisek Rint to arrange the bones and sk

Flowers fall, faith blossoms on a hill

Flowers fall, faith blossoms on a hill

Appearing as a brown-skinned Aztec tribal woman, on December 9, 1531, to Juan Diego on the Tepeyac Hill, 700 kms away from Mexico City, Mother Mary wanted to procl

Pilgrimages: Mother Mary reigns supreme

Pilgrimages: Mother Mary reigns supreme

Indeed, if Jesus is the Way, Mary is the way to the Way, and people who flock to Marian pilgrim centres all over the world know in their hearts that without this m

The vanilla-clad church where history takes a slumber

The vanilla-clad church where history takes a slumber

The two lofty spires of the church beckon the faithful from afar. The church ceilings are adorned with overwhelmingly beautiful paintings themed on the ‘The Pass

A stone house for Mother Mary

A stone house for Mother Mary

This is a unique pilgrimage centre where both Catholics and Muslims go in large number, and Mount Koressos facing the Aegean Sea, is indeed a scenic beauty.

Wonder worker of Padua draws crowds to Nagampadam

Wonder worker of Padua draws crowds to Nagampadam

When loan-sharks were fleecing the common folk and putting those who failed to pay back, in debtor’s prisons, Antony lobbied effectively with the Council of Padu

Exodus: The longest pilgrimage to Freedom

Exodus: The longest pilgrimage to Freedom

It was at this pilgrimage that God revealed himself first as their own Yahweh, with covenant and promises – “I will take you as my own people, and I will be yo

July: The month of three significant pilgrim centres

July: The month of three significant pilgrim centres

In Malayattoor, when Thomas got a hostile reception, he hid on the mountain 1269 feet above sea level, and his intense prayer to his Lord resulted in the imprint o

The impressive yellow edifice of the “Queen of Hills”

The impressive yellow edifice of the “Queen of Hills”

The memory of the church which stands in all its colonial glory, amidst the snowy hills of Shimla, the lush green of deodar and pine, is etched in the heart for ov

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

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