Journey to Jordan


Guest tourist Denise Bossert reports on the start of her pilgrimage to the Holy Land country of Jordan. Despite a challenge during her travels, Denise’s trip is off to a great start.

9 easy and creative ways to save for a pilgrimage


Over at Patheos Catholic, my friend and fellow blogger Marge Fenelon has an excellent resource to help you plan and save for making a pilgrimage a reality:
9 easy and creative ways to save for a pilgrimage
Pilgrimages are easier …

Thorns on the Mount of Beatitudes

Image copyright Denise Bossert - Used with permission

Terry was sitting beside her husband at the outdoor Mass we attended on the Mount of Beatitudes. She leaned into Chris’ side and felt the joy of praying the Mass with him, the enormity of hearing the words of the…

Tanzania Journal: From Rice Bowls to Soybean Fields

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By this time tomorrow, I will have begun the first leg of my adventure to Tanzania. My first flight, to Seattle, leaves early tomorrow morning. I’m overcompensating on my departure from home to try to beat Fresno’s famous fog. God

Tanzania Journal: Catholic Life in Tanzania with Pauline Sr. Caroline

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On my “to do” list today are things like “learn how to say ‘please’ in Kiswahili” and “buy heavy duty bug spray”. Yes, our Tanzania mission with Catholic Relief Services… is only days away! To help with my preparations, I

Tanzania Journal #1: #CRSMedia Mission to Tanzania

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Friends who follow me on Facebook saw a status update a few days ago that intrigued them. I posted a very unflattering photo of myself decidedly not smiling…. That’s unusual for me:
In reality, it was truly hard to

The God Quest: Traveling to Bethlehem this Advent


When one stands in Bethlehem and looks out over Shepherds’ Field, the stories rise to the surface and people of faith cannot help but stand in awe, remembering.

Catholic Canada: Madonna House, Combermere, Ontario


Editor’s note: Today, we welcome another guest post from my good friend and fellow “saint fan” Colleen Swaim. Thanks to Colleen, Madonna House is now on my travel wish list! Lisa…

Celebrating in West Texas


Editor’s note: Today, Lisa Martinez concludes her ongoing series about an amazing adventure through Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. In following Lisa’s travels online, I have been truly blessed by the faithfulness, inspiration and fun that went into this journey! …

Montreal! – Epic Road Trip Days 5 -7

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

When we pulled out of the hotel at Flint, Michigan…, the 582 mile drive to our next destination didn’t feel as thought it would be too daunting. The route would take us almost immediately into Canada and into an