Running through the Deaths and Bones of Sts. Peter and Paul

May 9, 2011

Two days ago, right before leaving Rome for home, I took off on a 16-mile run through Rome to follow the martyrdom’s and burials of the two Princes of the Apostles: Peter and Paul. Both of them shed their blood in Rome for Jesus and the Church. Peter was crucified upside down in Nero’s Circus […]

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May 1, 2011

It was beautiful weather and a great day! Everyone was very happy and joyful even though 1.5 million crowded around St. Peters. Hope you enjoy the video and our pilgrims’ comments and below, my run through the event trying to get as close as I could. My Run to the Beatification

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Running thru Heart of Rome

April 28, 2011

Running thru churches and history of Rome. Click here for map, geo-tagged pictures and videos ` Running thru Rome St. Ignatius Loyola with his foot on Martin Luther’s head.

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Pope’s Blessing and Easter Run thru Rome

April 24, 2011

Run thru Rome on Easter including Pope’s Blessing. See Run Map, video, explanation, and pictures

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“Crossing the Tiber” in Rome on Holy Thursday

April 23, 2011

Running through Rome and “Crossing the Tiber” on Holy Saturday. This morning I went out running and I crossed the Tiber River (my book is “Crossing the Tiber“). I also gave my thoughts on my conversion at St. Peter’s, viewed the magnificent larger-than-life Stations of the Cross in front of St. Peter’s, and showed the […]

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Holy Thursday Running; Good Friday Walking

April 22, 2011

Before I left Jerusalem yesterday, I ran through the Old City following the events of Holy Thursday. Thought people would like to see it with their own eyes :-) I also just made a video of our group walking the Via Dolorosa from the Trial of Jesus by Pilate to Calvary and the Tomb – […]

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Intrepid Pilgrim Runners around Jerusalem

April 17, 2011

Three pilgrims joined me for a run around the Old City of Jerusalem today on Palm Sunday. It was a feast for the senses along with the mind, the body and the heart. We just about killed poor Chris the seminarian.

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From the Womb to the Tomb

April 11, 2011

My run from the Womb to the Tomb, from the birthplace of Jesus to the place of his death; from the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. I ran along the same road walked by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — and the Holy Family! Mary and Jesus […]

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Running in Catholic Heartland of Ohio

April 2, 2011

This weekend my son Jesse and are are driving through Ohio doing two Parish Missions. One at Immaculate Heart in Cincinnati and one at St. Remy’s in Russia Ohio. Both were incredible parishes with wonderful priests and people. Immaculate heart is a large, bustling parish with lots of ministries, enthusiastic people and devote love for […]

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Teen Depression

March 17, 2011

Our parish, Christ the King in Ann Arbor Michigan, recently conducted an excellent conference on Teen Depression. The audio files can be found here. Pass it on to anyone you know who has struggling teenagers.

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If you don’t like goofey family videos, “run” for your life…

March 8, 2011

…but if you don’t mind silly movies Grandpa makes for his sick grandson in the hospital, you might be able to tolerate it.

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Day 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights & a Fine Dinner

February 20, 2011

PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BELOW IN THE “COMMENTS” BOX. I READ THEM EACH DAY TO THE PILGRIMS ON THE BUS! I started my day early with a 3.5 mile run along the shore of Galilee as the sun began to rise. You can see the map, pictures and videos here. Our […]

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Running with Jesus on the Road to Emmaus

February 19, 2011

I didn’t realize it would be quite so long and I made a wrong turn or two that turned this into a 14 mile run — and through hilly country. But I loved it and gave a few meditations along the way imagining walking along with Jesus. Abu Ghosh is a site is known for […]

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Biblical, Historical Adventures in Israel: Hebron & Masada

February 16, 2011

Yesterday Janet and I went in Palestinian city of Hebron, home and burial site of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Saw Oaks of Mamre (Gen 18). Found Tomb of Jesse and Ruth. Went into the Tombs of the Patriarchs (Machpelah) from both the mosque side and the synagogue side. Jewish settler took us all over the […]

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Two New Adventures: Jericho & Hebron

February 15, 2011

I am soon posting two new videos sharing our adventures in the Holy Land. I don’t do this for the fun of it but to help others understand, love and enjoy the land of God through video. WHY DO I POST THESE VIDEO ADVENTURES? There is a need for people to know the the Bible […]

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How Manly was Jesus? Climbing UP Mount Tabor (Transfiguration)

February 14, 2011

Just returned to Jerusalem after climbing straight up and back down Mount Tabor (Mountain of the Transfiguration). It took 1 1/4 hour up the torturous path on the SE and a bit less to scramble down the north side. Read Luke 9:28-36 (hover your cursor over the reference) about Jesus climbing up with Peter, James […]

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