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  • Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption

    by Diana von Glahn

    So many beautiful monuments to our faith came about as a result of promises that were made after prayers were answered. The Grotto in Oregon is one example, as is the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, which was built after a Catholic businessman… read more

  • Solanus Casey Center

    by Diana von Glahn

    “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.” Matthew 5:5 Compared to many of the other shrines and sacred sites in this guide, the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit reflects Franciscan simplicity. This site, the last resting place … read more

  • The Grotto

    by Diana von Glahn

    When Ambrose Mayer’s mother was close to death after giving birth to his little sister, he begged God to spare her life. He promised that if she survived, he would someday do something great for the Church.   Fortunately, for him and for us… read more

  • Mother Cabrini Shrine

    by Diana von Glahn

    Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini is one of many saints whose lives show that God often makes miracles using the weakest of instruments. Born in Lombardy, Italy, in 1850, little Francesca was such a fragile and tiny baby that she was immediately taken to… read more

  • Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs

    by Diana von Glahn

    "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” — Tertullian, Apologeticus From death, God brings forth new life. The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, New York, is a perfect example of this. Here, in the once-Mohawk … read more

  • Exploring Sacred Sites Close To Home

    by Diana von Glahn

    Editor's Note: this is the introduction to our special travel edition. At the bottom you will find links to sites we didn't have space to include there.  Part of the reason my husband and I created The Faithful Traveler — a television show that… read more

  • Experience Rome

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    One of the highlights of Catholic Digest’s Shrines of Italy and Shroud of Turin pilgrimage is, of course, the audience with the pope in Rome. St. Peter’s Basilica is the heart of the Church. It is packed with history, art, and stunning architecture… read more

  • See the Lateran Basilica on our Spring Tour

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Catholic Digest’s Shrines of Italy and Shroud of Turin pilgrimage brings you to the most ancient cathedral in Italy—the Basilica of St. John Lateran. It is the oldest of the four patriarchal basilicas of Rome, the site once occupied by the Laterani family palace… read more

  • Catholic Digest Great Cathedrals of Italy Tour

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Catholic Digest invites you to experience the history and magic of Italy with a special pilgrimage to some of the country’s most amazing sites.   Shroud of Turin and Great Cathedrals of Italy will bring you to the inspiring cities of Rome, Orvieto, Assisi, Siena, … read more

  • More Gelato Please

    by Robyn Lee

    This morning our pilgrimage group had Mass in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica, just a few feet away from the tomb of St. Peter. At Mass, Fr. Tom talked about Jesus picking an unperfect man to build his Church. Despite all his mistakes, Peter followed Jesus and… read more

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