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Category: Christian Pilgrimages

09 July

Widely considered as the birthplace of the European Renaissance, Florence in Italy is a city that showcases human achievement in the finer arts more than any city on earth. Renowned across the world for masterpieces such as the Tondo Doni and David by Michelangelo or the Madonna del Cardellino by Raphael, Florence is a veritable […]

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06 July

The Birthplace of Jesus “It is better to see and experience something once, than to hear about it a thousand times.” — Anonymous Bethlehem is synonymous with the birth of Jesus, a personality who changed forever the course of history, and indeed mankind itself. The inspiration drawn from his life and teachings has enriched humanity […]

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05 July

Pilgrim Stays was privileged to host two leading authorities on the Holy Land at our second Facebook Live event on 4th July 2020. Leading the webinar was Fr Praveen D’souza, OFM, Provincial of the Franciscans at Bangalore and Fr Francis Xavier OFM, who is the first Commissary of the Holy Land in India. Fr Praveen’s […]

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28 June

Erected over the tomb of St Paul the Apostle, the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls (Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura) is one of only four Major Basilicas which exist in the world. The other three Major Basilicas are St Peter’s Basilica, Basilica of St John Lateran and Saint Mary Major (Basilica […]

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11 June

There is no place that has captured the Catholic imagination as much as Fatima in Central Portugal. Home to less than 15000 residents, it is a major destination for Catholic pilgrims, attracting nearly 8 million of them annually. Its claim to a permanent place in the Catholic mind is based on a series of Marian […]

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07 June

Assisi, Italy He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. – St Francis of Assisi For a small town of under 30,000 people Assisi in Italy has […]

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05 June

Our Lady of Lourdes, France Up until 1858, the French town of Lourdes situated at the foothill of the Pyrenees mountain range bordering Spain, was a quiet and modest place, home to some 4000 odd people mostly engaged in agriculture. It was in this year, Bernadette Soubirous experienced a series of Marian apparitions that changed […]

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04 June

Santiago de Compostela, Spain The Santiago de Compostela or the Cathedral of Saint James the Great in Santiago, Spain is a UNESCO World heritage site, built over the burial site of St James, one of the first Apostles of Jesus. It is located in the region of Galicia, in north-western Spain and is the destination […]

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