Top Ten Tuesdays: Arfink`s Pilgrimage Bucket List
I’ve never been much for traveling abroad, but if I was given the chance, here is my list of the 10 pilgrimage places I would want to visit some day.
10: Divine Mercy Sanctuary, Kraków, Poland
This is the final resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska. Also, while many find the modern styling off putting, I think it’s rather pleasing to my eyes.
9: Basilica of the Assumption – Algona Latvia
This is a very famous pilgrimage site not really well known to many of us in the US or Canada. I think it would be very cool to visit and meet some of the other thousands of pilgrims who visit each year.
8: La Sagrada Familia – Catalonia, Spain
This church is the masterpiece of Gaudi, and in my opinion the very best thing to come out of the Art Nouveau movement.
7: St Peter’s – Rome, Italy
This one doesn’t exactly need much introduction. I have never been, and I definitely want to go!
6: St. Joesph’s Cathedral – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
I’ve actually been to this one once already, many years ago for the ordination of a friend. That was before it was restored to its original state. What was once a whitewashed mess is now once again a glittering jewel of Catholicism.
5: Basilia of St. Francis of Assisi – Assisi, Italy
This place is just too cool, and has great painting by Giotto all over the place. Also, the crypt is sweet. (as pictured below) What’s not to love?
4: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Washington DC
Just look at it. I want to go back here and spend a long time. I got to see it once when I was on the March for Life back in 2007, and never got to take a good look at it.
3: Sistine Chapel – Rome, Italy
This one is also pretty self-explanatory, I SO want to see the inside of this some day.
2: Notre Dame – Paris, France
I am generally not so big into the Gothic, but Notre Dame is a notable exception.
1: National Shrine of the Little Flower – Royal Oak, Michigan
This one tops my list of places I MUST visit some day. You may well wonder why. Well, besides the awesome patronage of the Little Flower, it’s also a really beautiful church in the Art Deco style, something which is incredibly uncommon and, in my opinion, very beautiful.
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