National Association of
Shrine and Pilgrimage Apostolate

“...Shrines…express an irreplaceable opportunity for evangelization in our time.”  

-Pope Francis

We are all pilgrims on a journey, in pursuit of a deeper relationship with God.  Across the United States, Catholic Shrines stand as beacons of faith. Within Shrine grounds we find examples of the overwhelming presence of God and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Look to the exquisite artistry of faith-filled artisans, the awe-inspiring nature, the practice of sacraments as outward signs of inner faith, and the quiet respite in which we hear the still, small voice of God as it whispers in our hearts.

Making pilgrimage to a Shrine is an opportunity for you to reconnect, revitalize, and renew your faith. We welcome all pilgrims, whether you are firm in your beliefs or still wondering what Catholicism has to offer you. Come to learn more about the holy men and women who have walked before you. Come to learn more about the path you are called to walk.

  

As national network connecting shrines, pilgrimages and journeys of faith, NASPA works to:

Renew understanding of shrines as key to the new evangelization, Inspire interest in pilgrimages as part of a journey of faith, and Serve the teams who directly minister to visitors.

Resources

NASPA's recent webinar, Ready to Welcome with Patrick Diener, CFRE, Director of Charitable Giving for the Knights of Columbus. is now available to stream! Hear from the NASPA team about best practices for setting a strategy, planning for the future, and the true heart of stewardship.

NASPA's 2020 Virtual Convention featured a variety of speakers in keeping with the theme "To Serve the New Evangelization." Click the link below for the full list of speakers and videos. Watch our Keynote speaker John Paul Lichon talk about his life-transforming experience on pilgimage. 

Are you part of a shrine in the United States? Join us!