Pilgrimages

IMG_6329Incredible 200 miles of tunnels under the city of Krakow. We toured the Salt Mines and had Mass 430 below the surface of the earth (homily here). These mines contain 40 Catholic chapels throughout the passageways including a huge underground church were we took this group picture.

Also enjoy our fun Farewell Dinner and Good-byes.

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Screen Shot 2016-08-20 at 7.09.24 PMWalking through Auschwitz Concentration Camp and visiting the cell where St. Maximilian Kolbe was starved to death. It was a terrifying tour through the death camp for the group but it was good to see and understand.

We are quickly losing our freedoms in America (and the West) and it is Christians being targeted for persecution and genocide in many parts of the world.

Mass at the Cathedral in Krakow (for homily click here) and more!

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Here is a fun quiz to test your knowledge. How much do you know about Jesus and his Land? Answers are below in the Comments but DON’T CHEAT until you give it a hero’s try!

1. We have no record of Jesus visiting which place?

a. The Phoenician Coast
b. Tiberias
c. Egypt
d. Nain

2. Jesus’ country was not large. How many times would Israel fit into Texas?

a. 2
b. 5
c. 20
d. 30

3. Jesus was how old when his earthly ministry began?

a. 28
b. 42
c. 30
d. 35

4. Jesus did not say:

a. Regarding the Law: “Love your neighbor as yourself”
b. To questioning followers: “God helps those who help themselves”
c. Regarding his apostles with swords: “Two are enough”
d. To a Jewish questioner: “Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?”

5. Jesus had a robe that was special because it was:

a. Made of flax and cotton
b. It was whiter than any other robes
c. It had tassels for Jewish prayer
d. The robe had no seams

6. How far did Mary walk to visit her relative Elizabeth?

a. Two miles
b. Fifteen miles
c. Fifty miles
d. Ninety miles

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JP II Center in Kraków, Divine Mercy Center for the Decade and Mass, Tour of Krakòw

August 19, 2016

Enjoy today’s video. For Fr. Seiker’s excellent homily with an explanation of mercy from the Old Testament, click here.

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Walking in the Footprints of St. Pope John Paul II’s Childhood and much more!

August 18, 2016

Enjoy our packed movie of the misty sunrise over the mountains of Zakopane, the mountain drive to Wadowice the hometown of Pope JP II. We toured the marvelous museum and walked in his childhood footprints. Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Kalawia (Fr. Darryl Roman’s homily) as we watched local Poles praying the […]

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Enjoying St. John Paul II’s Favorite Place – the Mountains of Zakopane Poland

August 17, 2016

Mass where Pope John Paul celebrated in the spectacular wooden church of Our Lady of Fatima in the mountains of Zakopane. For Fr. Mark Seiker’s excellent homily, click here. Much more too! Enjoy!

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Poland Day 3: Most Sacred Polish Site with Mass in Front of the Black Madonna, then to Mountains of Zakopane

August 16, 2016

Enjoy the beauty and spirituality of the day! Click here for Fr. Darryl Roman’s homily in front of the Black Madonna at Czestahowa.

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St. Maximilian Kolbe, Touring Old City of Warsaw and History of 1,050 years of Catholic Faith

August 15, 2016

Great day visiting the city of the Immaculate Conception built by St. Maximilian Kolbe which at one time before World War II was the largest monastery in the world with 760 Franciscans and published a newspaper which used 1,200 tons of paper a year. It strengthened the Polish people to withstand the onslaught of the […]

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Warsaw Poland, Heroic Martyr Priests and Incredible First Day

August 14, 2016

The plane landed and we have 70 excited pilgrims who will join us in following the footprints of the great Polish saints: St. John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Maria Faustina and the Divine Mercy and St. Edith Stein (St. Maria Benedicta). Enjoy the movie of today! For today’s homily by Fr. Darryl Roman, […]

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Pilgrimage to Mexico-Guadalupe

August 11, 2016

We are looking for Spanish-speaking bishop or priest, preferably from Mexico and knowledgeable about Catholic history in Mexico to be our chaplain for our “Catholic Heritage of Mexico Pilgrimage” from Nov. 28 – Dec. 7, 2016. We will be visiting Mexico City, a full day in Guadalupe and many villages and historical sites in the […]

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Join us on a Catholic Tour of Germany following Martin Luther and the “Protestant Reformation”

August 10, 2016

The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Schism is upon us. Protestants are celebrating 500 years from Martin Luther nailing his 95 Thesis on the Wittenburg Church door. His actions divided Christendom and caused untold problems. Protestants of course consider this revolt as the restoration of the biblical Christianity and salvation by “faith alone.” Steve and […]

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Steve’s Interview about his trips to India, the Work of the Apostles after Pentecost and more

August 5, 2016
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Video Invite from Steve Ray for the St. Paul Mediterranean Pilgrimage Cruise “Seminar at Sea”

August 3, 2016

Our cruise is coming up at the end of October. Registrations are brisk and we want to make sure you get your cabin! Join our “Seminar at Sea” with Steve Ray, Al Kresta of Ave Maria Radio and Fr. Steve Mattson. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Mary, St. Paul, the Apostle St. […]

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Discovering Apostle St. Thomas in India; then, Mass Barefooted with Local Catholics

August 1, 2016

The last two days in India we have kept free for exploration and touring. I’ve always wanted to trace the steps of the Apostles (and all the biblical personages) and was able to do so with St. Thomas who came here and established the Church in 52 AD. Then we rode a rickshaw to Mass […]

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Catholic World Report Interviews Steve Ray about the Footprints of God DVD Series

July 25, 2016

The Joys and Challenges of Filming the Story of Salvation History July 05, 2016 CWR Staff Steve Ray, who has been working for 16 years on the ambitious “Footprints of God” series, discusses his vision, describes the difficulties, and asks for assistance as the project nears the finish line. Author and apologist Stephen Ray (CatholicConvert.com) […]

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How Big Was Jesus in Mary’s Womb at the Visitation – and what could he do?

July 19, 2016

“How big was baby Jesus in Mary’s womb when Mary visited Elizabeth?” That is the question I asked myself while visiting the Church of the Visitation in Israel. What I learned was quite revolutionary and amazing. This is one of the best pro-life arguments from Scripture and one I’ve not heard discussed before. It also […]

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