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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…

New 9/11 memorial parks

In the 10 years since the terrorist attacks, communities in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have raised funds and built memorial parks to honor the legacy of the nearly 3,000 people who perished when four passenger airplanes were…

Saints of New Orleans

Since the Vatican canonized the first saint from America — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton — an inordinate number of saints (and near saints) have been born in or became famous for their work in New Orleans or Louisiana. With this issue, Catholic…