The Pilgrim Log

Weekly Inspiration to Live Your Daily Pilgrimage

Do You Believe?

ARTICLE – When one says “I believe” and then stops, people are curious to listen. They want to find out what this person believes. Because that belief is part of that which can define that person. Belief allows us to have a foundation on which to base other beliefs, it is a firm hold of ourselves rooted in a set of precepts that guide us in life and force us to reflect on our actions in relation to our beliefs…

Open Your Eyes to Real Happiness

ARTICLE – As Jesus promised, he is with us always, but some will not believe until they experience something that they recognize as supernatural. In his humility, Jesus sometimes provides unmistakable miracles to help us believe, as in the breaking of the bread for his disciples. He has also provided numerous…

Steeped in Mercy

ARTICLE – The world in which we live tells us that “seeing is believing,” but scripture reveals the greater truth that “trusting is believing.” How are we called to proclaim our faith and live our belief in the risen Jesus? In this week’s PIlgrim Log, Missionary of Hope, Debbie Garza shares an encouraging reflection and a message of hope and healing here.

The Amazing Way Jesus Heals Us

ARTICLE – In a sincere confession of our sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God forgives us and we are free of them after we have satisfied the penance the priest assigns. We should also ask forgiveness of the injured party. If that is not possible, we are encouraged to do an act of charity for another, but that does not always heal the…

In Search of A Healer

ARTICLE – Are you in need of healing and don’t know where to turn? Missionary of Hope, Daniel Quintero shares an encouraging reflection to help you keep focused on Jesus, the healer of our soul.

How God Will Reveal His Glory

ARTICLE – As more of society becomes ‘dead’ in faith, how will God reveal his glory? Deacon Tom Fox gives believers a challenge, inspired by the Sunday Gospel.

How I Encountered God in Lent

ARTICLE – Of all the holidays, holy days and seasons throughout our liturgical calendar, Lent is my favorite, but it wasn’t always that way. When I was younger, I saw it as an annoyance or an inconvenience with so many rules. Luckily, God knows our shortcomings and idle ways of thinking, and he uses life circumstances to help us understand the deeper meaning of it all…

How Far Does Divine Mercy Reach?

ARTICLE – Have you ever wondered if Judas Iscariot, the Apostle and betrayer of Jesus Christ, received God’s mercy and redemption? So many assume he earned hell, but experiencing for myself the great mercy of God, I am not so sure.

What it Means to Encounter

ARTICLE – In this time of Lent and beyond, we are challenged to be open to encountering our Lord in places and people we wouldn’t expect to meet him. Perhaps He is present with an enemy or a person with whom we disagree. We can possibly encounter Him in the secular world, within the fog of distress and despair; there He is waiting and…

Three Levels of Temptation and How to Break Free

ARTICLE – These forty days of Lent are a time for us to take a look at how we are doing spiritually. Do we love God above everything else and our neighbor as ourselves? The most important thing we can do for ourselves and the people we love is to order our lives to God. He will help us overcome the temptations that cause us to hurt one another and to feel that we are not loved by God. Jesus waits for us to…