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Exploring Sacred Sites Close To Home

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…

Mother Cabrini Shrine

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…

Experience Rome

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…

More Gelato Please

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,…