Sacred Places



A Pilgrimage to el santuario de Jesucristo de Esquipulas en Chimayo — the Sanctuary at Chimayo.

Statue at the Mission


Fr Joe talks about a statue that was found discarded in the woods and was brought back as a centerpiece at San Juan Capistrano.



Fr Joe discusses the importance of sanctuary

The Church as an Icon


Father Lawrence Margitch, Rector of St. Seraphim of Sarov Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, The Parish of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary, in Santa Rosa California, talks about the layout of the church – which is filled with wonderful icons and frescos – as being, itself, an icon.

A Scrapbook from Symi


Snapshots from the island of Symi, Greece

St John’s Cave, Patmos, Greece


The cave on Patmos island where God appeared to St John the Theologian and where St John wrote the Book of Revelation.

Evangelos Tsoubris


Evangelos is a micro relief icon carver from Athens, Greece.

Maria Pente


Maria is an icon painter on the island of Patmos in Greece.

Andreas Kalatzis, Painter from Patmos


Andreas is a popular artist, icon painter and gallery owner from Patmos, Greece

Holy Week on Patmos


A moving Easter celebration of Holy Week on the beautiful island of Patmos, Greece



The ancient Minoan city of Knossos in central Crete.

Xania, by the sea

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Pilgrimage to the ancient port of Xania, in western Crete.

Athens, Greece, Lent 2012


A view of Athens at the start of Lent

Pilgrimage Route


A brief overview of our spiritual pilgrimage to Greece and western Turkey.



The objective of a pilgrimage is to gain a new perspective, to open oneself up to a new kind of wisdom.

Music at a Hindu Temple


Family blessing at Sri Sundarajah Perumal Temple, Kuala Lumpur.

In the Words of Our Lady of Guadalupe


These are the words Our Lady of Guadalupe spoke to Her children. The images of the Virgin of Guadalupe include photos of the actual tilma at the Basilica where the shrine to the Virgin is located in Mexico City, and various other portraits by Mexican artists.

In Homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe


Pilgrims who visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City come from all over Mexico. They make their pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe as an act of faith, to honor their holy Mother.   When they near the shrine, many walk on their hands and knees into the […]

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe


Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego and her image appeared on his tilma (cloak). This image is on display at Our Lady’s’s basillica in Mexico City. The Virgin of Guadalupe is loved by all of Mexico. This video was filmed on our pilgrimage to Mexico City to honor Her birthday on December 12. […]

Snapshots from Guadalupe


Brief scenes from Our Lady of Gualalupe, a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Virgin. These scenes feature Hector Barraza from Elite Mexico City Tours who made a major contribution to the video’s success by guiding us throughout Mexico City, providing massive information, conducting interviews and providing excellent translations.

Guadalupe – A Pilgrimage to her Shrine in Mexico City


For the Virgin of Guadalupe’s birthday on December 12, over 2 million people journey to Mexico City to visit their Mother. This video is an introduction to our feature length documentary Guadalupe – A Pilgrimage to her Shrine in Mexico City which will be released on DVD in June, 2011.

Visiting a Buddhist Temple in Penang


This traditional Quan Yin temple is on the Street of Harmony in Penang, Malaysia.

Welcome to St Francis


St Francis of Assisi is a small Episcopal church in the heart of Novato, California. The parish members are warm, loving and welcoming to all.

A Place of Pilgrimage


The National Shrine of St Francis of Assisi, San Francisco, California