Flavia Colgan's New Show, Miracle Quest, Premieres on Travel Channel
From the stigmata of Padre Pio in Italy to visions of the Virgin Mary in France, Travel Channel's 'Miracle Quest' takes viewers on an amazing journey to the limits of human understanding. Sixty-nine percent of Americans say they believe in miracles. Religious tourism in Italy alone generates over $4.5 billion each year. The French city of Lourdes attracts more visitors than all the wonders of Egypt because of six crutches that hang on a rusty wire - a symbol of a miracle cure, for those who believe. Miracles are big business.
Take a "front-row seat" as Flavia Colgan embarks on a personal quest of discovery. With a sense of adventure and open-minded curiosity, Flavia will examine the theories, question the authorities, and speak with those who have experienced the miraculous first-hand.
Episode 1 Friday March 30th at 8PM
Flavia follows in the footsteps of the country's most famous stigmatic, Padre Pio. On her quest for knowledge, she also attempts to uncover what really lies behind the astounding phenomenon known as stigmata
Episode 2 Friday April 6 at 8PM
In this episode, our host looks into the many visions of Mary that were reported in France after the French Revolution. Flavia also explores the question of why the Virgin's miraculous appearance in Lourdes more than 150 years ago continues to attract millions of pilgrims from around the world.
Episode 3 Friday April 13th at 8PM
Flavia investigates the differences between several unique cultural miracles and uncovers the extraordinary origins behind them.