20151211T1041-999-CNS-WALKING-PRIESTFather Anthony Stanganelli, pastor of St. Brigid Church in Westbury, Father Stanganelli embarked on a two-day walking pilgrimage during which he visited 50 churches in the dioceses of Rockville Centre and Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York.

The priest, marking the Year of Mercy with his 55-mile journey, prayed for the intentions of his parishioners and Facebook friends along the way. Above, Father Stanganelli walks through the Chinatown section of New York City Dec. 9; at left he walks across the Manhattan Bridge. Below, he stops for prayer at St. James Cathedral Basilica in Brooklyn. (CNS photos/Gregory A. Shemitz)