The Faithful Traveler in the United States: East Coast Shrines

The Faithful Traveler in the United States: East Coast Shrines

12 Episodes

Our first series explores some of the Catholic shrines and places of pilgrimage in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. The series consists of 13 half-hour episodes, each exploring one or more sites on the East Coast.

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The Faithful Traveler in the United States: East Coast Shrines
  • East Coast Shrines: National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart

    Episode 1

    In this episode, Diana explores the spacious and spectacular grounds of the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart in Washington, NJ. She tells the story of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparitions to the three shepherd children at Fatima–Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta–in Portugal in the e...

  • East Coast Shrines: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

    Episode 2

    The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most stunning cathedrals on American soil. With windows that compare to the wonders of Chartres Cathedral in France, this cathedral will take your breath away. In this episode, Diana takes you on a tour of this glorious Gothic tour de force...

  • East Coast Shrines: St Elizabeth Ann Seton in Maryland

    Episode 3

    St Elizabeth Ann Seton went places! And in this episode, Diana takes you on a tour of Baltimore’s St. Mary’s Spiritual Center & Historic Site, where St. Elizabeth Ann Seton lived for one year. Rev. John C. Kemper, S.S., the shrine’s director, discusses St. Elizabeth Ann’s life in Baltimore. Then ...

  • East Coast Shrines: St Elizabeth Ann Seton in NYC

    Episode 4

    In this episode, we explore the sites touched by the amazing St Elizabeth Ann Seton. Diana takes you on a tour of the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Battery Park, Manhattan, built atop the home where she once lived with her husband and children. You’ll learn...

  • East Coast Shrines: Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

    Episode 5

  • East Coast Shrines:Basilica of Old St Patrick’s Cathedral

    Episode 6

    This episode explores New York City’s first cathedral, the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located in New York City’s historic Little Italy. It’s a great place to learn about the history of Catholicism in early New York, and about the saints whose lives touched this historic landmark, no...

  • East Coast Shrines: National Shrine of St John Nepomucene Neumann

    Episode 7

    The National Shrine of St John Neumann is located in Philadelphia and once was home to America’s first bishop to be canonized a saint. In this episode, Diana takes you on a tour of the shrine and speaks with Cardinal Justin Rigali about his predecessor’s legacy. Rev. Kevin Moley, C.Ss.R., the shr...

  • East Coast Shrines: St Alphonsus Catholic Church

    Episode 8

    St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, also known as Baltimore’s Powerhouse of Prayer, is where not one, but two holy men lived as rectors: St. John Neumann and Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. The architecture of this amazing Southern German Gothic masterpiece is explored, and Monsignor Arthur W. Ba...

  • East Coast Shrines: National Shrine of St Katharine Drexel

    Episode 9

    The National Shrine of St Katharine Drexel, once located in Bensalem, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, was closed in 2017. Fortunately, this episode exists as a historic reminder of what once was. Learn about the “world’s richest nun”, Katharine Drexel. Diana interviews local author of two books on ...

  • East Coast Shrines: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Part I

    Episode 10

    St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is an oasis of calm and faith in the heart of one of the loudest and most congested cities in the country. Even though it is surely the most visited church in Manhattan, you can still find a quiet chapel to pray and and come closer to God. In the final two...

  • East Coast Shrines: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Part 2

    Episode 11

    St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is an oasis of calm and faith in the heart of one of the loudest and most congested cities in the country. Even though it is surely the most visited church in Manhattan, you can still find a quiet chapel to pray and and come closer to God. In the final two...

  • East Coast Shrines: National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia

    Episode 12

    The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia is located in South Philadelphia, not far from the famous Italian Market and from Center City. It is one of the most beautifully decorated shrines Diana saw in all her travels, particularly because of the art of one man: parishioner and artist extraordinai...