I’ve been hinting about this on social media for weeks, and the project itself has been in the concept and planning stages for more than a year.
I spoke about it publicly for the very first time this morning on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air Show.
The moment has come and it’s time to introduce Marian Pilgrimage: Discovering Mary Across the USA.
Leading up to my spine surgery last year, I promised our Blessed Mother that if I recovered well, I’d do something great for her using my God-given gifts of writing and speaking.
By the grace of God and through the intercession of Mary, I recovered, not just well, but incredibly well. Now it’s time for me to do something great for her in return.
It’s called Marian Pilgrimage: Discovering Mary Across the USA.
I’m partnering with Ave Maria Press on this project, which will take me to nine different Marian pilgrimage sites throughout the United States in the coming months. I’ll literally be making trips coast to coast, stopping at each site to learn about it, take in its atmosphere, and experience the graces that Mary distributes from each beautiful place.
The resulting work will be a brand-new book published by Ave Maria Press called Marian Pilgrimage: A Living Novena. Modeled after my award-winning best-seller, Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena, Marian Pilgrimage will be part devotional and part armchair pilgrimage. In the pages of the book, I’ll take you along on my travels, letting you see, hear, and experience everything I do in these amazing spots where our Mother Mary is so lovingly at work. Then we’ll pray together a novena to our Blessed Mother asking her to intercede for our intentions and consecrating ourselves to her.
The project has five specific goals:
- To open eyes to our rich, Catholic heritage in the US
- To cultivate greater fervor for our Catholic Faith
- To generate deeper devotion to our Blessed Mother
- To draw attention to the awesome Marian sites throughout our country
- To inspire interest in visiting these beautiful places of grace
Ave Maria Press has developed a marvelous set of graphics for Marian Pilgrimage, and I’ll be live-streaming and posting on social media, my personal blog and at National Catholic Register as I go along. I’ll be doing live segments on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air Show from each site, too. No doubt there will be more fun and exciting things coming your way, so stay tuned.
You’re gonna love it!!
I’m sure you’re chomping at the bit to know what nine Marian sites I’ll be visiting during Marian Pilgrimage. Have a look!
Each site has been chosen for it’s historical value, Catholic heritage, Marian character, and unique mission. The starting point of every journey will be the Schoenstatt Marian Shrine – the place of grace which was the birthplace of my fervor for our Blessed Mother and for Marian pilgrimage sites. That is my spiritual home and from where I’ll be “sent out” on Marian Pilgrimage.
Whaddaya say? Are you ready to saddle up and set out on Marian Pilgrimage: Discovering Mary Across the USA?
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