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Take younger Catholics around the world and deep into the Faith with Bishop Barron on a virtual pilgrimage.


Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Experience the spiritual and artistic treasures of the universal Catholic Church that includes more than one billion of the earth's people. Not a video lecture, Church history or Scripture study, this engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church.

The CATHOLICISM Pilgrimage Journal uses the award-winning CATHOLICISM series and special study materials customized and appropriate for middle and high school students. The program is designed to be taught and experienced intergenerationally under the leadership of a catechist, teacher, parent, or grandparent. Each of the 20 lessons includes 30 minutes of video viewing of the CATHOLICISM film, either streaming or on DVD, plus 30-45 minutes of guided discussion.

The Catechist Manual includes step-by-step lesson plans, background preparation for the adult leader, and answers to the discussion questions that the students have in their workbooks. The workbook, called the Pilgrimage Journal, includes a short introduction to each lesson, an appropriate Bible verse, terms to know, and the discussion questions.

The CATHOLICISM Pilgrimage Journal allows you to guide young people through the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Faith. It can be used for religious education in class or at home, for youth ministry, homeschooling or a parish intergenerational experience. Support materials that will enhance your experience are available as free downloads below.

Lesson One: “Introduction”

  • episode 1
  • Episode 2
  • Episode 3
  • episode 4
  • episode 5
  • episode 6
  • episode 7
  • episode 8
  • episode 9
  • episode 10

Episode 1 | Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man

In Episode 1: “Amazed and Afraid:The Revelation of God Become Man,” we journey with Bishop Robert Barron to the mysterious and sacred sites of the Holy Land. From Caesarea Phillipi, to the Sea of Galilee, to Jerusalem and finally to the eternal city of Rome, Bishop Barron illuminates the Catholic Faith’s conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah and the revelation of God become man in Christ.

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Program Structure

Episode 1: Amazed and Afraid

  • Lesson 1: Is Jesus actually God or a lying lunatic?
  • Lesson 2: What was the Messiah supposed to do?

Episode 2: Happy Are We

  • Lesson 3: The secret to joy
  • Lesson 4: Why Jesus is so countercultural even today?

Episode 3: The Ineffable Mystery of God

  • Lesson 5: Who is God, and why does he matter?
  • Lesson 6: If God exists, why is there so much evil in the world?

Episode 4: Mary, the Mother of God

  • Lesson 7: Why do Catholics care so much about Mary?
  • Lesson 8: This is the woman who still changes the world

Episode 5: Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure

  • Lesson 9: What is the Church?
  • Lesson 10: We wouldn’t be Christians, if it weren’t for St. Paul

Episode 6: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church

  • Lesson 11: What is the Church?
  • Lesson 12: How to recognize the true Church?

Episode 7: The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist

  • Lesson 13: The Mass is useless (and why that’s a good thing)
  • Lesson 10: We wouldn’t be Christians, if it weren’t for St. Paul

Episode 8: The Communion of Saints

  • Lesson 15: These are the people you should imitate
  • Lesson 16: How far would you go?

Episode 9: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit

  • Lesson 17: How to pray like the masters
  • Lesson 18: Does God answer all prayers?

Episode 10: World Without End

  • Lesson 19: We all die, so we all ask this question
  • Lesson 20: What can we know about angels?

Support materials


Shrines and Holy Places

Certificate of Completion

Travel Poster - Jerusalem

TRAVEL Poster - Rome

TRAVEL Poster - Uganda

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