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Journey to the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox and her guest, Debbie Garza, Ministry of Pilgrimage Group Leader for Pilgrim Center of Hope to the Basilica of Santa Croce (or Basilica of the Holy Cross) in Florence, Italy! This pilgrim destination has many connections to a multitude of famous artists, is the largest Franciscan church in the world, and is the final resting place of Michelangelo.

During our journey, you will discover:

  • The church that is called the Temple of Italian Glories, its history and some of its many famous works of art.
  • What was the faith of the Renaissance artists like?
  • How can sacred art greatly impact our daily spiritual journey?
  • Visio Divina – a brief guide in contemplating art and more!

Featured Image: “Firenze – Basilica di Santa Croce” by Fred Romero from Paris, France, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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Jewel for the Journey

Painters, sculptors, and musicians, … photographers and poets, artists of every discipline, are called to shine beauty, especially where darkness or gray dominates everyday life. They are the custodians of beauty, heralds, and witnesses of hope for humanity. – Pope Francis


A Closer Look at the Our Mother of Africa Chapel:


Where is the Basilica of Santa Croce Located?

Sacred Heart Basilica – Univ. Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Come on an audio pilgrimage with Angela Sealana to the stunning Sacred Heart Basilica on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana!

During our time together, we will learn:

  • How was the Catholic faith brought to South Bend?
  • What makes this Basilica unique in the entire world?
  • What relics & sacred treasures are housed in the Basilica?
  • Much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“I invite each one of you to look with confidence to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to repeat often, especially during this month of June: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, transform our hearts and teach us to love God and our neighbor with generosity.” – Pope Francis


Twelve Promises to St. Marguerite Marie Alacoque, for those devoted to the Sacred Heart:

1.  I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their homes.
3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
5. I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
6. Sinners will find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
9. I will bless every place in which an image of My Heart is exposed
and honored.
10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names
written in My Heart.
12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion
on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of
final perseverance; they shall not die in My disgrace, nor without
receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

A Closer Look at Sacred Heart Basilica:

Images courtesy University of Notre Dame. All rights reserved.


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