About Guest Tourist

Catholic Tourist welcomes guest submissions from adventurers who love travel and their faith. For more information or to volunteer your writing, contact lisahendey@gmail.com.

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.

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…

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.

National Shrine of the North American Martyrs: Blessings Amid Brutality


Editor’s note: Today, we thank Allison Salerno of Rambling Follower for sharing her recent pilgrimage experience to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs with us. This article originally ran at her blog — we thank Allison and her family …

Catholic Canada: Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine


Editor’s note: Today, we welcome a guest post from my good friend and fellow “saint fan” Colleen Swaim. I saw this post on her blog and asked permission to share a bit of it with you. She shares a …

Catholic Blogger Plans for First Pilgrimage to Rome

Catholic Tourist Rome pic

Editor’s note: I’m very grateful to my friend and fellow Catholic writer Monica McConkey of EquippingCatholicfamilies.com for sharing her exciting plans for an upcoming trip to Rome! I’m honestly so thrilled that Monica will have this experience — I can’t …

Muskegon, Michigan


Today, Jen Steed of Happy Little Homemaker shares a midwestern destination that features attractions the entire family will enjoy.…