The Faithful Traveler, hosted by Diana von Glahn, explores Catholic shrines and places of pilgrimage around the world.
As the world begins to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fátima in Portugal, Diana and David von Glahn present The Faithful Traveler in Fátima, a 1-hour special exploring the history of the meetings that Lúcia Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto had with the Angel of Portugal and the Virgin Mother of God, back in 1916 and 1917. This beautiful special tells the story of Fátima, then introduces viewers to the beautiful shrine that now exists where the three little shepherds once grazed their flocks of sheep.
Watch The Faithful Traveler in Fátima to learn about and see:
• Aljustrel: where the three little shepherds were born and where they lived during the apparitions.
• Parish Church: the church where Lúcia, Francisco, and Jacinta were baptized and where their families celebrated Mass.
• Caminho dos Pastorinhos: The walkway through the grass and trees where the children walked on their way to the Cova.
• Loca do Cabeço: Where the children met and prayed with the Angel of Portugal.
• Cova da Iria: The field where the children met the Mother of God.
• Valinhos: Where the children met the Virgin Mary after having missed their meeting with her in August.
• Old Basilica: The beautiful old basilica where the three little shepherds are buried.
• Statue of Mary: Learn about the American priest who carved the statue of Mary that adorns the Basilica, and the story behind its creation.
• Capelinha: The little chapel built atop the site of the holm oak tree, atop which Mary hovered during her meetings with the children.
• New Basilica of the Holy Trinity: The modern basilica built to keep pilgrims warn during the blustery months.
• Papal Statues: Learn why there are statues of Pope St John Paul II and Pope Paul VI at the shrine.
• Berlin Wall: See the remnant of the Berlin Wall brought to Fátima, to give thanks to Our Lady for her intercession in bringing peace to Eastern Europe.
• Via Sacra: Walk the beautiful Stations of the Cross, donated by grateful Hungarians, and see the stunning chapel of St Stephen at the end, with the amazing statues of Calvary at the summit.
• Sister Ângela de Fátima Coelho: Meet the effervescent and knowledgable Sr Angela, a religious, a medical doctor, and the Vice-Postulator of the causes of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto at the Casa das Candeias—the House of Candles—headquarters of the cause and a museum dedicated to the lives and spirituality of Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
• Candlelight Rosary: See the candlelight rosary procession.
• Adeus! And wave your white hanky adeus (goodbye) with all the other pilgrims.
About the Creators
Diana von Glahn is the co-producer–along with her husband, David–writer, host, sometime cameraperson, and editor of The Faithful Traveler, a television series that looks at travel and pilgrimage through the eyes of faith. The series currently broadcasts on EWTN, and is available online. Diana explores the art, architecture, history, and doctrine behind shrines and places of pilgrimage around the world, and seeks to entice viewers to visit these spectacular locations themselves, armed with the information provided in The Faithful Traveler. For those who can’t make the travels themselves, Diana hopes to bring these amazing sites into their homes, and enable them to virtually make pilgrimage with her.
David shoots and directs The Faithful Traveler. As a convert to Catholicism, his voice is invaluable to the series, giving it the insight needed to make sense to new and on-Catholics alike. A native New Yorker, David graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Telecommunications.
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