Only in Print: Looking to Travel Safely? These Shrines & Pilgrimages Offer Virtual Exploration

The Basilica of St. Francis Assisi in Italy. (Photo: Berthold Werner)

By Alexandra Moyen

ROSEDALE — Many Catholics dream of attending a religious pilgrimage because it is a way to be closer to God and experience a deeper spiritual meaning of their faith.

Unfortunately, for many, the pandemic has put a pause on those dreams due to travel limitations and attendance restrictions.

However, some shrines aren’t allowing COVID-19 to get in the way and are allowing Catholics to visit the shrines from their couches virtually…

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