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Why Are Pilgrimages Important?

September 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Pilgrimage

Author's Note: A few years ago, a reader wrote us and asked about why shrines and pilgrimages are important. Because I will be leading a pilgrimage in March 2016 together with Teresa Tomeo, I thought this was a timely topic to share again for those of you who may not have read it and who may wonder the same.  – Dan Our friends over at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia have provided... Read More

Shrines & pilgrimages: Really important to faith?

February 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Pilgrimage, Shrine

Our friends over at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia have provided this answer for us: Dear CSD, I am a recent convert and I don't understand the whole “shrine” thing. What makes a shrine a shrine? Why do Catholics go to these places? Why should I care? Oh, one more thing, the “pilgrimage” thing I guess is also tied to shrines. What about that? Well, lets begin with... Read More

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