Following these posts in sequence will allow you to accompany us on the 2012 Archdiocese of Cincinnati Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines of Portugal, Spain, and France.
Who Would True Valor See: Egregious Twaddle Goes on Pilgrimage
We get ready to hit the road.
The Dance of the Cross and the Crescent
A pilgrimage to the Iberian peninsula and the south of France stirs up centuries of Christian-Muslim relations.
Hollowed Be Our Aim
Setting out, we examine our expectations.
Floating Martyrs, Desperate Housewives, and What Really Matters
In miraculous Santarem, Portugal, we are reminded that the Eucharist is what all pilgrims seek.
The Peace of the World
Fatima is nothing at all like I expected. And that’s a good thing.
Finding the Frog
In Salamanca, Spain, we find what it is we can’t see.
Castles in Spain
In the footsteps of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, we find the heart of the contemplative life. Literally.
The Road It Gives and the Road It Takes Away
Not all the lessons of the pilgrim road are spiritual.
Picturing the Destination
In Madrid, two paintings offer contrasting views of the human journey. We’ll take the one with the tears.
Bilocation, Chocolate, and the Patron Saint of Pilgrims
In Zaragoza, the ancient and the post-modern sit down over tapas, happily.
Climb Ev’ry Mountain
We travel through the Pyrenees—and a whole lot of legend and history.
The Village of St Bernadette
Lourdes defies expectations . . . and fulfills them, too.
Our Life, Our Sweetness and Our Hope
In Paris, we ditch Lady Gaga to go gaga for Our Lady.