St George and the Dragon
PAOLO UCCELLO (1397-1475)

c. 1460

Housed at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris.

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This season's words from our saints are from a reflection on prayer and the labors of our everyday Christian apostolate. Hurtado, from Viño del Mar, Chile, was a priest of the Society of Jesus, a lawyer, and also founder of Hogar de Cristo. Canonized on October 23, 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI, Hurtado is a patron of the poor, street children, and the nation of Chile. His feast day is August 18.



Note to Readers and to Prospective Contributors:


As of August 2016, PILGRIM is undergoing a restructuring transition which may take a number of months to complete. The Editors hope this will not affect the timeliness of our next several issues' going up online, but we apologize in advance for any unforeseen disruptions in our usual seasonal publication schedule. If you are a prospective content contributor, hoping an original poem, essay, short story, or work of art might appear in an upcoming issue, please note we are reviewing and accepting an exceptionally few items during this transitional phase. Unfortunately, we are not accepting any new poems, in particular, for the time being.




Words from Our Saints


Words of Past Experience


Short Stories

Made by Our Hands

PILGRIM's Virtual Art Gallery

From the Editor's Desk





A Lit and Lighting Dark

A short story by Abraham Schneider of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Posted 2 September 2016.



The History in Which We

Live and Move

An essay by Mike Bonifas of Quitaque, Texas, USA. Posted 2 September 2016.



Praying in a Parking Lot

An essay by Francis DiClemente of Syracuse, New York, USA. Posted 2 September 2016.



Filipino Catholics in a

Passenger Jeep

A poem by Karlo Sevilla of Quezon City, Philippines. Posted 2 September 2016.



At a Deathbed

A poem by Randel McCraw Helms of Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA. Posted 2 September 2016.



A Necrology of Religious Life

A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 2 September 2016.



Afternoon in Butte


A painting by Leon Kortenkamp of Belmont, California, USA. Posted 15 May 2016.



Quaking Aspen

Part IV of a four-part poetic work, From Here On: Four Sunday Drives by Don Thompson of Buttonwillow, California, USA. Posted 2 September 2016.




A poem by Danny P. Barbare of Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Posted 2 September 2016.




A poem by Edward Ahern of Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Posted 2 September 2016.



Passing Away

A poem by Pamela Hatfield Webster of Salisbury, Maryland, USA. Posted 2 September 2016.



Prayer to St. Drogo of Sebourg

A poem by James Scannell McCormick of Rochester, Minnesota. Posted 2 September 2016.



Ask and It Will Be

Given to You

An essay by Donald Tremblay of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Posted 15 May 2016.



The Shepherdess

A short story by Mike Bonifas of Quitaque, Texas, USA. Posted 15 May 2016.



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Per humanitatem filii Dei, per ministerium praedicatoris Dei.