08 Dec

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of...

26 Nov

Pilgrimage Updates: South Korea with Our Lady of Naju with Fr. Larry Faraon

Fr. Larry Faraon recently led a 7-day Pilgrimage to South Korea with Our Lady of Naju. Fr. Larry Faraon and our pilgrims began their pilgrimage with prayers at the airport. "Every pilgrimage is an invitation, a calling from God.” ~ an...

22 Nov

Holy Week, a time set apart for spiritual renewal

In the course of our busy week, we most likely have times set apart for certain things that are important to us—a workout, a few social phone calls, or maybe even a short catnap—so that we can renew ourselves, our...

20 Nov

Pilgrimage Updates: California’s Mission Churches with Our Lady of Guadalupe with Fr. Melvin Castro

Fr. Melvin Castro recently led a 14-day Pilgrimage to California’s Mission Churches with the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The pilgrimage began with a Mass at Mission Dolores Basilica or Mission San Francisco de Asis in San Francisco, California....

22 Oct

Feast of St. John Paul II

Today, we celebrate the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II. John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. In time, he made pastoral visits to 124 countries, including several with small Christian populations. John Paul...

16 Oct

Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

On Oct. 16, Roman Catholics celebrate the life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the French nun whose visions of Christ helped to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart throughout the Western Church. Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse...

15 Oct

Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

October 15 is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila Born in Avila, Spain, St. Teresa was a well-loved contemplative saint, mystic, writer, reformer,and theologian. She founded the Discalced Carmelites, and along with St. John of the Cross, the Discalced...

07 Oct

Feast of Our Lady of Rosary

On October 7, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the yearly feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Known for several centuries by the alternate title of “Our Lady of Victory,” the feast day takes place in honor of a 16th...

02 Oct

Feast of the Guardian Angels

October 2 is the Feast of the Guardian Angels. Catholics believe that each soul, including Christians and non-Christians, has an angel assigned to it to give guidance throughout its life on earth. St. Basil explained, "Beside each believer stands an...

01 Oct

Happy Birthday, Fr. Jerry!

October 1 is the birthday of our dear Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD. Happy Birthday, Fr. Jerry! Thank you for inspiring us. You have influenced our lives for the better! We pray for your complete healing and full recovery! God bless...

29 Sep

Feast of the Archangels

September 29 is the Feast day of Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. The three Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are the only angels named in Sacred Scripture and all three have important roles in the history of salvation. On the...

28 Sep

Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz

September 28 is the Feast day of St. Lorenzo Ruiz and companion martyrs. St. Lorenzo Ruiz, also known as San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, is the First Filipino Saint. He died as a martyr in Nagasaki at the age of...

20 Sep

Pilgrimage Updates: Pilgrimage to Taiwan and Okinawa with Fr. Dante Venus

Fr. Dante Venus, SVD led a Pilgrimage to Taiwan and Okinawa last September 6, 2018. We would like to share with you a short recap of their Pilgrimage. “What kind of life will lead us to His Kingdom? Only God...

08 Sep

The Feast on the Nativity of Mary

Mary’s birth was miraculous as she was conceived without sin as a special grace because God had selected her to become the mother of His Son, the spiritual mother of all men, and the holiest of God's creatures. Through her,...

01 Sep

Pilgrimage Updates: Iloilo with Fr. Ryan Barrios

A group photo at the Iloilo River Esplanade, one of the most beautiful landmarks of the city. Our pilgrimage began with a Mass at the Sta. Monica Church in Pavia, Iloilo A group photo at the Parish of St. Anne,...

19 Aug

Jesus, the Bread of Life, is in our midst

Today Jesus tells his disciples: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever." However, he doesn't stop there. Jesus continues: "The bread that I give is my flesh for the...

15 Aug

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This important feast commemorates two events – the departure of Mary from this life and the assumption of her body into heaven. The dogma of the Assumption of...

11 Aug

Feast of St. Clare of Assisi

St. Clare of Assisi is the founder of the Order of Poor Clares, whose brown-attire nuns devote their lives to prayer, poverty, mortification and manual labor. Filipino faithful have a special devotion to St. Clare, one of the first followers...

31 Jul

Today, on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius Loyola, we offer a prayer.

Creator God, who loves pilgrims everywhere, thank you for the journey of your saint, Ignatius of Loyola, who marked the path for those of us who follow his example in following Jesus. Thank you for drawing Ignatius to your grace...

16 Jul

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The Carmelite order of the Roman Catholic Church dates back to 1155 CE. The group originated in the Holy Land of the Middle East as a group of hermit monks, but gradually transformed into a mendicant order—one that takes a...

08 Jul

God wants us to be His instrument

The Gospel of today begins with the episode when Jesus goes back to his hometown, Nazareth along with his disciples. According to Mark, Jesus had been preaching and working miracles in Galilee for many months. He had spent most of...

27 Jun

What is the story behind the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help?

The image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is an icon, painted on wood, and seems to have originated around the thirteenth century. Traditionally, the image is also known as "Our Lady of Perpetual Succour."  The icon (about 54 x...

02 Oct

Pilgrimage Update: Catholic Shrines of Japan with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD

Fr. Jerry Orbos, S.V.D., recently led our pilgrimage group to discover the history and faith of Catholic Japan. The pilgrimage begun with a Mass at Tabira Church in Hirado, where Christianity entered Japan in the mid 1500s. "We are pilgrims,...

28 Sep

Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz

September 28 is the Feast Day of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila and his Companion Martyrs. Ruiz was a scribe and member of a rosary confraternity in Binondo in the 17th century. He left Manila to escape trumped-up charges against...

23 Sep

Happy Feast of St. Pio

On September 23, we celebrate the Feast of St. Pio Pietrelcina, or Padre Pio, as he is known worldwide. Padre Pio was a man who bore numerous sufferings and trials throughout his life with great patience, seeing in them a...

19 Sep

Bro. Bo Sanchez invites you to Receive Your Miracle!

I know a lot of people who travel often. I know a lot of people who take lots of holidays and vacations in different parts of the world Hong Kong, Bangkok, US, Europe but they never consider taking a holy...

08 Sep

Happy Birthday Mama Mary

Why is the birthday of our Lady so special, and what can we all learn from this special event? In a single liturgical year in the Catholic Church, there are feasts for nearly every aspect of Mary's life; her Queenship,...

11 Aug

A Pilgrim’s Journey

What makes a tour different from a pilgrimage? Just recently, Lourdes Policarpio was faced with a dilemma. "When I was considering going to Spain and Portugal, I pondered: on a tour or a pilgrimage? I am glad now that I...

07 Aug

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land by Fr. Vis Chua, SJ

Fr. Vis Chua, SJ and his sister, Yvonne Chua-Lih joined a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Manny Cruz last April 1, 2016. Here is a diary of their travel, including pictures, which we would like to share with...

05 Aug

My Holy Land Pilgrimage

by Macky Madlangbayan Going on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land was a dream come true for me. I'm sure most of us have bucket lists or to-do lists and most Catholics have "Go on a Pilgrimage to Israel" on...

03 Aug

An Unforgettable Holy Land Experience

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://pilgrimage.ph/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/The-Land-Where-Jesus-Walked.mp4"][/video] Mr. Ronald Tan joined our Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD last March 7, 2016. He created a video diary of their unforgettable pilgrimage experience which his co-pilgrims call "a work of...

02 Aug

Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing! — A Reflection for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On  December 8, when the whole Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother, my mind goes back to my first visit to the beautiful shrine of Lourdes tucked in the Pyrenees Mountains on the French-Spanish border....

01 Aug

What makes a Pilgrim?

Travelling is something we do. Or at least would like to.  The majority of people who travel do it for business. A good percentage does it for pleasure. But how many of us travel and after that attest that we...

28 Jul

Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola! Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola On July 31, the Universal Church marks the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Spanish saint is known for founding the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, as well...

23 Mar

Lenten Fasting Advice from Pope Francis

I recommend the following as better fasting during this Lent: • Fast on offensive words and transmit only sweet and tender words• Fast on dissatisfaction and fill yourself with gratitude. • Fast on anger and fill yourself with meekness and...

02 Feb

Pilgrimages for 2017

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.” ~ Psalm 84:5 A pilgrimage is a spiritual ...

02 Feb

Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing! — A Reflection for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

On December 8, when the whole Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother,...