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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

Freedom  of  the  mind

Freedom of the mind

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At t

A  Healing Mother

A Healing Mother

Why most of the Pilgrim Centers across the world are Marian? There are a thousand reasons for that but the primary is that every single Catholic have experienced t

A pilgrim’s progress to Velankanni

A pilgrim’s progress to Velankanni

Though I am an ardent devotee of Mother Mary, I could make it to the most acclaimed Christian pilgrim centre of India – ArokiaMatha Church at Velankanni, near Na

For Irla Church, golden jubilee begins

For Irla Church, golden jubilee begins

2018 will herald the start of the golden jubilee year of Our Lady of Health of Velankanni Church. Located in an alley at Vile Parle, this shrine is more known as I

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