Pilgrimage to Holy Land with Vicar General

Richard SontagHoly Land


Original text written by Natalie Hoefer for the August 5th issue of the Criterion. Members of the archdiocese are invited to join Msgr. William F. Stumpf, vicar general, on an 11-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land coordinated by Tekton Ministries on Jan. 23 through Feb. 2, 2017. The pilgrimage to this region, the birthplace of the Christian faith, includes Mass … Read More

Archbishop of Indianapolis speaks about the power his Holy Land pilgrimage (Video 1 of 10)

Richard SontagHoly Land

This article is written by the senior vice president of Marian University, Daniel Conway. His published reflection, entitled “A perfect pilgrimage to the Holy Land”, follows. The next time the Archdiocese of Indianapolis advertises a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, don’t hesitate. Don’t think about it, discuss it with family and friends, or pray about it at length. Say a quick … Read More

WSJ notes Holy Land’s surprising surge of pilgrimages

Richard SontagHoly Land, World News

(WSJ, By Nicolas Parasie) For the 74-year-old pastor from Hawaii, his trip to Israel was the culmination of a lifelong dream. But the route’s end—at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem—was so packed with other pilgrims that he and his flock turned back. “On the way of the cross, Jesus had to suffer,” Mr. Mbinda … Read More

[Video 3min] Holy Land Franciscans lead fellow Christians in Palm Sunday pilgrimage procession

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Holy Land Christians and the Franciscans of the Holy Land joined together to joyfully celebrate Palm Sunday with a very large pilgrimage. Palm Sunday opened Holy Week in the Holy Land and throughout the Roman Catholic world as Catholics commemorate the entrance of Jesus Christ into the Holy City (Jerusalem). Here is more from the Christian Media Center in the … Read More