Summer Pilgrimages

As summer approaches and our usual pace slows down, our spiritual needs and growth never take a break. An ancient and good discipline is going on a pilgrimage. The video above gives some of the spiritual benefits of making a pilgrimage. Pilgrims also typically take the prayers of others with them on their journey. Perhaps if you and your family decide to take one this summer, you can offer prayers for Respect Life Ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and for a culture of life in our communities, our country, and around the world. Here are a few potential local places to go on pilgrimage:

National Shrine Grotto in Emmitsburg: http://www.nsgrotto.org/
National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore: http://americasfirstcathedral.org/
National Shrine of St. Alphonsus de Liguori in Baltimore: http://www.stalphonsusbalt.org/
St. Jude’s Shrine in Baltimore: http://www.stjudeshrine.org/
The Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City: http://www.shrineofstanthony.org/
National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception: http://www.nationalshrine.com/site/c.osJRKVPBJnH/b.4719297/k.BF65/Home.htm
The Franciscan Monastery: https://myfranciscan.org/