Many will know or be friends with people in Rome this week for the canonization of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II.
It is a pilgrimage filled with meaning and grace to be at St. Peter's Basilica and the other Roman churches, some of which are being kept open 24/7 to allow for the demand for Mass, prayer and Confession.
As well, some members of STM, Toronto are going on a pilgrimage this month through France to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.
This the famous Medieval pilgrimage route through Europe to the Shine of St. James upon which multiple millions have travelled over the past thousand years.
|Square by Santiago de Compostela|
|Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap, the Canadian national shrine of Our Lady|
In July others of us will wend our way to Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap, the Canadian national shrine of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, near Trois-Rivières.
Then it is on to the basilica of Notre-Dame in Québec City where we will also honour and ask the prayers of the newest saints in North America: Saint François de Motmorency-Laval (First Bishop north of New Spain) and Saint Marie de L'Incarnation (Ursuline nun and educator of indigenous people) during the 350th Jubilee Year of the Church in Canada.
|Shrine Garden at Notre-Dame-du-cap|