Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday

"On Ash Wednesday, we mark ourselves with a sign of all of these things. The Cross reminds us of the start of our every prayer. The ashes symbolize our fasting. And we are called to give alms through the ashes that remind us of our lack of need for earthly goods."

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Why I Pilgrimage

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Why I Pilgrimage

Joshua Schaffner, President of Verso Ministries, shares a bit about his own experience on pilgrimage and how that changed his life.

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Pictures - Days 5-7 Holy Land Recap

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Pictures - Days 5-7 Holy Land Recap

So it is fitting that the days after I write a post about, "No time, no time," I didn't have any time to write on the blog. I'm sorry to disappoint our (small, but faithful) readers.

Click through for a brief recap of days 5-7, plus some pictures!

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YOVHLO - Day 4 Holy Land Recap

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YOVHLO - Day 4 Holy Land Recap

"After all, YOVHLO (“You only visit the Holy Land once”), right?"

Today's reflection tackles the tension between seeing everything there is to see in the limited time to see it.

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Syria? - Day 3 Holy Land Recap

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Syria? - Day 3 Holy Land Recap

"Suffice it to say, I don’t think any of our pilgrims this morning knew they were going to visit the borders of Syria this afternoon. Not even the priest."

Read more in today's reflection from our Holy Land Pilgrimage.

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Crazy Ideas - Days 1-2 Nativity Holy Land Pilgrimage

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Crazy Ideas - Days 1-2 Nativity Holy Land Pilgrimage

"I'd like to say this was intentionally planned, but I'd be remiss to admit that there was no insistence on my part to lead the group to Nazareth first. It's kind of just how the schedule worked out. But now that we're here, I can't think of a better place to start our pilgrimage."

Read more about why Nazareth was a perfect place to start...

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New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and….Bardstown, Kentucky?

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New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and….Bardstown, Kentucky?

"I am continually struck by the service and humility of a man like Flaget - a man who actively resisted where God was inviting him to serve, yet also a man whose courage pioneered the expansion of the Church into the wild west."

Read more about John Paul's pilgrimage along the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.

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