We picked everyone up at the Dublin airport and headed out across Ireland with our ultimate destination being Galway.
Because of the fire in the O’Hare airport in Chicago several people got delayed but eventually we collected of our pilgrims. One will be showing up tomorrow morning and catching up with us.
The highlight of today was stopping at Clonmacnoise on the Shannon River and seeing the monastery built by St. Kirian in the fifth century. I think you’ll be impressed with the magnificence and the grandeur of the ruins. St. John Paul II came here in 1979 to pray and we celebrated Mass on that spot.
We are now in the Imperial Hotel in Galloway and all is well. We have another adventurous day tomorrow.
Gaza is quiet and ISIS has nothing to do with Israel. Israel is quiet, safe and inviting. Even all the bishops of the Holy Land said last week, “that pilgrims return without fear to the Holy Land. In fact, the pilgrims’ itinerary was always and is still very secure. – See more here.
We just returned with 55 excited pilgrims ten days ago and they all thanked us for not canceling the trip. We leave with another 45 in ten days. We hope you can join us over Christmas break or our upcoming February trip.
We have a delightful one-bus group going over the Christmas break. We leave on December 26 (so you can enjoy Christmas day with your family) and return Sunday, January 4 in time for school or work on Monday. Enjoy the Christmas season where it all happened.
Mass at the Tomb of Christ, prayer at the Rock of Gethsemane, boat ride on Galilee, camel rides in the desert, meet the Bishop of Jerusalem and some of the best meals you’ve ever eaten.
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I’ve been waiting for this for over 10 years. I have the fantastic Logos Bible Software is really doing it right and has “gone Catholic” to my great joy and constant prodding. It continues to grow in resources and power. But now the icing is on the cake! The searchable Catechism is on my laptop, [...]
Since Janet and I will be out of the country leading groups through Ireland, Israel and the footprints of St. Paul until mid-November, we voted today by absentee ballot. We picked up our ballot and he asked why we needed to vote early. I told him we were Catholics and led Catholic pilgrimages and would [...]
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – “The Mormon Church History museum is closing for one year for a total renovation of the 30-year-old building. “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the Salt Lake City museum will close on Oct. 6, following the biannual general conference. It is scheduled to reopen in the fall [...]
Excerpt from George Weigel’s article in First Things Magazine. “Benedict XVI, I am sure, takes no pleasure in history’s vindication of his Regensburg Lecture. But his critics in 2006 might well examine their consciences about the opprobrium they heaped on him eight years ago. “Admitting that they got it wrong in 2006 would be a useful [...]
Sometimes it takes a David to defeat a Goliath – or, in this case, unassuming nuns to speak where the media remain silent. Speaking out for Christians persecuted in the Middle East, Mother Olga Yaqob and Sister Hatune Dogan slammed the American media for keeping silent. The nuns spoke with MRC during the In Defense of [...]
Catholic Bishops of Holy Land Give 6-Point Evaluation of Current Events and Say Pope’s Visit Was a Pastoral and Ecumenical Success BETHLEHEM, September 19, 2014 (Zenit.org) – Here is a statement from the ordinary session of the Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land, which met this week in Bethlehem. The Heads of Catholic [...]
Stan Williams posed the question “What good is an infallible Bible without an infallible teacher? I RESPONDED: The NT never claims infallibly for itself or its Table of Contents. Without an authoritative Church and without the Infallible Interpreter we don’t even have an infallible book. STAN WILLIAMS WROTE: I have this progression written: · Fallible [...]
Now that things have quieted down in Israel, many people are again looking for a good trip to the Holy Land. And do we have the trips for you! Work and school schedules a problem — no problem! We have a convenient pilgrimage planned over the Christmas break — from the day after Christmas until [...]
Beautiful, artistic pictures of my daughter’s wedding HERE I knew I would cry and I did. My daughter loved it and laughed at me affectionately. When I walked her down the isle it was a bit surreal. My grandson Josh played the piano and all my kids were there in their fine wedding clothes watching [...]
Emily is a sweetheart and I thank God that he gave me this beautiful and lovely girl to raise. Now she will let go of my hand to hold that of another man. Sean Regan is his name and he is one lucky man. Janet and I are listening to Daddy-Daughter songs deciding which one [...]