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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

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

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