Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Points East

Tomorrow I'm off on my next pilgrimage April 15-26. Here are the main stops on the trip.

Turin Italy - Holy Shroud
The Holy Shroud of Turin is usually exposed every 25 years and was last exposed in 2000, but Pope Benedict XVI is making an exception and allowing the exposition in Turin, Italy this year.

Lourdes
Home of St. Bernadette and site of the famous apparition of our Lady in southern France. This will be my third visit to Lourdes.

Santiago de CompostelaThe year 2010 is a Jubilee Year at Santiago de Compostela in Spain, meaning that pilgrims who visit the cathedral of St. James at Santiago de Compostela during 2010 can gain a plenary indulgence. The magnificent cathedral houses the remains of St. James the Greater, Apostle of Spain, and is the third most important Catholic pilgrimage site of the Middle Ages. Santiago’s next Jubilee Year is in 2021.

FatimaWhere the Fatima seers were visited by our Lady nearly 100 years ago in Portugal. This will be my second visit to Fatima.

Other stops and shrines along the way include Milan, Laus, La Sainte Baume, Carcassonne, Azpeitia, Burgos, Oviedo, Covadonga, and Santarem. I'll be able to pray before the Holy Shroud and render homage to Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Laus, Our Lady of Covadonga, St. James the Apostle, St. John Bosco, St. Dominic Savio, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Bernadette, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and many more.

Click here to see a map of my route and the cities and towns where I’m putting in.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Best wishes for a wonderful trip!
God bless,
Mary