Shrine draws thousands to Slovenia’s Julian Alps
Brezje is an easy train ride from Venice, Italy
Mary Help of Christians Church, the largest pilgrimage church in
Slovenia and national shrine of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana, is seen
here in 2012. J.P. Sonnen writes the pilgrimage to this church “requires
a firm will and some sacrifice.” (Copyright) Johann Jaritz.
Many pilgrims are rediscovering the traditional walking pilgrimage on some