Virtual Pilgrimages


On today’s episode of The Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, Brian and I chatted about the power of the “virtual pilgrimage” to take the best that technology has to offer and link it to our spiritual lives. As we discussed, nothing can take the place of “real world” visits to time-honored places of pilgrimage. But when finances, distance, or personal circumstances stand in the way, it’s great to know that we can see and experience a small taste of what these holy places have to offer spiritual seekers.

The following are just a few of my favorite places to “virtually visit” when I’m in the mood for a pilgrimage:

I’m sure that our readers also have their favorite sites to “virtually visit” — or better yet to tour “in real life”. Whether it’s your local parish or a distant destination, please share your favorite links or tell us about a special pilgrimage destination you’ve had the joy of visiting.

About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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