Pilgrims share impressions from the Year of Faith Marian trip to France Read the Full Story
'Great graces given' Pilgrims give thanks as their Marian journey in France ends Read the Full Story
Marian pilgrims doubly blessed Mass at tomb of St. Thomas Aquinas followed by arrival in Lourdes Read the Full Story
Going to Jesus through Mary Pilgrims experience 'heaven on earth' in Lourdes Read the Full Story
Mont-Sainte-Michel: Visible sign of God's power, protectionMONT-SAINTE-MICHEL, France — Ascending Mont-Sainte-Michel is no easy feat. More than 350 steps rise steeply to the Abbey Basilica, and that's after a steep incline up a narrow street through the heart of this medieval town. For the pilgrims on this...
Rain gives way to rainbows as Carmelites, pilgrims head to home of St. ThereseLISIEUX, France — After several days of rain and grey skies, pilgrims from the Diocese of Charlotte finally saw blue sky – and several rainbows – courtesy of St. Therese. She apparently heard the silent prayers offered up for better weather, because...
A sacred start to the Year of FaithPilgrims entrust their journey to the Sacred Heart PARIS — Ascending Montmartre is an awe-inspiring journey, as you wind your way up the stairs along the steep hillside or ride the glass-walled elevator on the side of Montmartre. It's a steep climb,...
Year of Faith pilgrims hit the ground running in ParisPARIS — It's day one of the Year of Faith Marian Pilgrimage to France, and so far the pilgrims from the Diocese of Charlotte have only been in the City of Lights for eight hours since landing at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. They're not letting unfamiliar...
Pilgrims have encounters of a Marian kind in FranceThe many places and graces of 'Notre Dame' PARIS — For Catholics, France can be an oasis of beauty – from art to architecture – which is steeped in Church history. And for those who have a devotion to the Blessed Mother, it's the perfect...
To attain heaven, we must live for God and serve HimChartres awes Journey of Faith pilgrims CHARTRES, France — It's day six on the 11-day Marian pilgrimage through France, and the pilgrims have formed close relationships through prayer, companionship and the camaraderie of the shared journey in faith....
Marian pilgrims embark on 'Tour de Saints' of FranceLYON, France — There's the Tour de France cycling race and then there's the Year of Faith "Tour de Saints." Both are fast-paced events which take place over the course of many days, but in this case several stops were condensed into one saint-filled...
Three generations of men in one family set out on Marian pilgrimageCHARLOTTE — The Beckert family is setting out for unchartered territory as they embark on the Year of Faith pilgrimage to France October 8-19 with other pilgrims from around the Diocese of Charlotte. Jason Beckert, his two sons Andrew, 10 and David,...
Carmelite priest leads Marian pilgrimage to France to begin Year of Faith'It's time to go say 'thank you'' CHARLOTTE — To get an idea of how Father Timothy Reid, pastor of St. Ann Church, feels about the Blessed Mother, all you need to do is step inside the church on Park Road. There is a beautiful statue of Our Lady...
'Journey in Faith' kicks off Year of FaithCome along on a Marian pilgrimage to France Oct. 8-19 CHARLOTTE —Join us on a virtual pilgrimage – a "Journey in Faith" – as staff writer SueAnn Howell accompanies more than 40 men, women and children from the Diocese of Charlotte on a...
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FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy