New article on pilgrimages at CatholicMom

You all know I’ve gone on a pilgrimage to a St. Anne shrine every year for the past five years, as a way of saying thank you to St. Anne for her intercession. When my family and I first started doing so, we were still in the time of our parenthood where going on trips was one of the worst things I could think of doing! Remembering those first couple trips, and seeing how much better it’s gotten, inspired my July article for CatholicMom.com: Pilgrimages for Parents of Young Children. I’d love to hear what other tips you would add!

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4 thoughts on “New article on pilgrimages at CatholicMom

  1. Thanks for the encouragement to keep this simple, Kate! I feel like so often the message is to do! all! the! Catholic! Things! and it’s totally refreshing to hear you say- a bunch of kids under 10? No way. Keep it super simple.

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  2. I think to visit other parishes for Stations of the Cross during Lent, and I especially like it if there is an outdoor Stations. Because these are lead yourself I don’t have to worry about my children being too loud to make it difficult for the hard-of-hearing to follow along and running is okay. But the tip with young children is, I just need critical mass. Someone is bound to be cranky or not want to participate, and that is okay. I just need to have the attention of the majority and be content with that.

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    • Oh yes, I love the idea of visiting other parishes for Stations of the Cross! Also: “Someone is bound to be cranky or not want to participate” — yes!! Coming to a peace about that being okay was a long process for me!

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