Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pilgrimage Goes Round to Famous Sites

Our new book, Pilgrimage, looks mostly at traditional religious sites and provides information that readers will find useful and interesting.  Places like Lourdes, Fatima, Rome, the Holy Land, Mexico (Gaudalupe), Canterbury, and others are discussed. In Rome and the Holy Land, there are many churches built to celebrate certain events and people.
  • What was the history of the construction of St. Peter's?
  • What was the greatest church in Rome in the early days and who built it?
  • What miracle was performed at Tabgha and what church commemorates it?  

Saint Francis, Saint Claire, Saint Issac Jogues, Saint Giles, Saint Bernadette, Saint Thomas Becket  and many other saints are examined as the book goes round to the pilgrimages sites. 

And like other books in our Sports and Faith Series, the author, Patrick McCaskey, looks at top athletes who lead exemplary lives.  Many of these athletes have identified pilgrimages that have inspired them to action. There are three Religious Sisters featured: Volleyball player, Sister Miriam James Heidland; professional football player, Sister Rita Clare Yoches; and Olympic Speed Skater, Sister Catherine Mary. The author creative writing and poems are scattered throughout along with a chapter on his literary pilgrimages that features his favorite writers.