Israel and Middle East

Steve Visits Magdala

July 22, 2011

Several years ago we joined Fr. John Solana on a visit to Magdala, home of Mary Magdalen. Fr. John was appointed head of the Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem by the late Pope John Paul II. We went up to Galilee to shoot a TV show at the ruins of the old city of Magdala — home [...]

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Running to Western Wall and Up to Temple Mount

June 1, 2011

Just posted a Running trip, “2011-06-01 Temple Mount”, to @EveryTrail. Check it out HERE Group Run around Jerusalem Walls yesterday on Jerusalem Day.

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Running in Footprints of Jesus and Apostles

May 22, 2011

PART I (from Multiplication of Loaves to Capernaum): Just arrived in Israel and ran to kick the jet lag. Started at Tabgha on the shore of Galilee where Jesus multiplied loaves and fish. Then the Primacy of Peter Church where Jesus appointed Peter shepherd of his flock – the Church. Then to a cave where [...]

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Two Great Jewish Movies

April 18, 2011

Since we are in Jerusalem over Passover, I thought I would share two of our favorite Jewish movies. Recently watched “Everything is Illuminated” again. It is funny and profound about a young man (Elijah Wood – Frodo in “Lord of the Rings”) who discovers his Jewish past after Nazi fascists occupied Ukraine. It is one [...]

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Christians March thru Jerusalem – link fixed

April 17, 2011

It is Palm Sunday and Christians in the Holy Land (only 1.5%of the population) are making their presence felt today. Moving, uplifting, joyous – celebrating the Life and Passion of Christ. Palm branches everywhere! IMG_8256

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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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Ultimate Biblical Run through Jerusalem!

February 9, 2011

I hit all the holy biblical site and documented them with video and pictures. I decided people would like to see all the biblical and holy sites in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, including Calvary, the Tomb, the place Judas hanged himself, Gethsemane, the place St. Stephen was stoned, top of Mount of [...]

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Steve on the Priesthood

December 28, 2010

Vocation Boom Radio interviewed me twice about the priesthood. Below are the audio links to listen if you wish. In both audio clips (1 hour each) Steve begins at 40 minutes into the broadcast. You can slide the locator bar to wherever you want it to begin playing. 1) Steve talks about his wife Janet [...]

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The Pope, the Word of God & The Holy Land

December 8, 2010

I love taking pilgrims to the Holy Land. My certification card for teaching at the holy sites was just renewed and on the way in the mail. I will be leading six groups of pilgrims to the Holy Land in 2011. I can confirm what the Pope recently said about the land of Israel: The [...]

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Zoom into Israel – Cool site!

October 24, 2010

Since we are now here with our group, I thought you might like to take a virtual tour of Jerusalem’s Old City. I run around the walls of the city almost every day. This is a wonderful website where you can click on various “pinpoints” and see the sites in Jerusalem. This is a great [...]

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How Many Biblical Sites can you Visit in One Run?

October 23, 2010

Just uploaded a Running trip to EveryTrail. Click the link below to check it out 2010-10-23 Sabbath Run thru Biblical Sites How many biblical sites can you fit into one run? What is it like to run through hell and back? Today I tried to hit as many Bible places and interesting sites as I [...]

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Why No One Holds up a 7-11 Store in Israel

October 20, 2010
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Running 9.1 Miles from Capernaun to Tiberias & more

October 16, 2010

Check out my running trip on EveryTrail.com: 2010-10-16 Capernaum to Tiberias http://t.co/Q8npFKp Run along shore of Galilee Run to Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem

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Running Around Walls of Jerusalem and thru Ramallah

October 11, 2010

Check out my running trip on EveryTrail.com: 2010-10-11 Around Walls of Jerusalem here http://t.co/POM50wL Check out my running trip on EveryTrail.com: 2010-10-12 Ramallah, Palestine here http://t.co/svTo5fi

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Teresa Tomeo Radio Show

September 30, 2010

I will be doing a show with Teresa Tomeo this morning at 9:30 AM Eastern time. Our topic is “A Modern Day Wedding in Cana.” Actually the wedding was in Nazareth where Mary lived, but it is only 5 miles from Cana. You can listen to our show on-line at www.AveMariaRadio.net. Pictures were taken in [...]

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