November 2006 Franciscan University Presents. Television show as seen on EWTN. The Catholic Church has a rich history of pilgrimages to shrines and holy places. Where did this practice originate, and what is its purpose in the spiritual life? Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, joins the panel to discuss the spirituality of pilgrimages, sharing with the audience his experience of a 30-day walking pilgrimage along "El Camino de Santiago" or "the Way of St. James." Father Pivonka mentions other popular pilgrimage sites, as well, and talks about how having a pilgrim mentality helps you grow spiritually. Available on DVD.