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Adventure Pilgrimages

Adventure Pilgrimage: The Holy Grail

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Another amazing adventure occurred this summer – I had the privilege of an adventurous pilgrimage to see the Holy Grail. Many people think that the Holy Grail is lost forever to history and time. But, there is a Cathedral in Valencia Spain, which claims to have the Real Sangreal. Popes have visited the Cathedral  of Valencia to venerate this holy relic, including Pope John Paul II in 1982 and most recently, Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. Many people also have travel from faraway places around the world to visit and venerate this holy relic. The actual history behind the Holy Grail is more grandiose than the version in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie. (more…)


Adventure Pilgrimage: The Holy Sudarium

During the summer of 2010, I had the opportunity to engage in another blessed adventurous pilgrimage. This time I visited Oviedo, Spain, where the Holy Sudarium of Jesus is kept safe. The Cathedral of San Salvador preserves this amazing relic. The Holy Sudarium, as the reader shall see in this communiqué, is connected to two other holy relics – the Shroud of Turin and the Veil of Veronica. I visited the exposition of the Shroud of Turin, in Turin, Italy during May2010 and the Veil of Veronica in Manoppello, Italy, this past summer. The reader can read in more detail in this website my posts about these two previous pilgrimages. 

The Holy Sudarium is a cloth measuring approximately 84 x 53 cm. There is no image on this cloth. The only thing visible to the naked eye are some stains, although more is visible under the microscope. The remarkable thing about this cloth is that both tradition and scientific studies claim that the cloth was used to cover and clean the face of Jesus after the crucifixion.  (more…)

Adventure Pilgrimage – The Veil of Veronica

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 The Veil of Veronica can be seen in the Stations of the Cross inside any Catholic Church. It is the veil depicted as having the Face of Jesus. It is not to be confused with the Shroud of Turin in Turin, Italy, or the Holy Sudarium in Oviedo, Spain (more on the Holy Sudarium when I visit Oviedo in September 2010). This is the veil that was placed on the face of Jesus at his burial inside the tomb. I had the amazing opportunity to travel from 8 – 12 July 2010 to a monastery high in the mountains in Manoppello, Italy to witness the Veil of Veronica. This was an amazing and incredible experience to be just about two feet from the Veronica Veil. To add certain degree of authenticity for those that may find this incredible to believe, Pope Benedict visited the Veil of Veronica a couple of years ago. (more…)

Adventure Pilgrimage: Ark of the Covenant

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A few weeks ago I had the blessed opportunity to engage in an adventure pilgrimage to be at the location where the locals have a strong and long tradition that the Ark of the Covenant rests in a church in Axum, Ethiopia. The tradition holds that the Ark of the Covenant is at St Mary of Zion Church in Axum. This tradition is based on actual historical facts and all indications demonstrate that the Ark is inside St Mary of Zion Church. Although many locations around the globe have been indicated to have the Ark, such as in Egypt, underground in Jerusalem, or even in England, no other location as Axum comes close in terms of historical evidence, tradition, and faith. (more…)

Adventure Pilgrimage: The Shroud of Turin

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The Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. At the moment of resurrection, his Holy Image was passed on to the shroud. The Shroud was moved to different locations through its 2,000 years of existence. Its current location is in Turin, Italy. The Shroud is exposed to the public for short weeks every twenty-five years. The last exposition occurred during April and May of this year. With a small backpack in hand and a good book about the Shroud, I went forth in an adventure pilgrimage from Africa to Italy to seek this Holy Relic. (more…)


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