Pilgrimages

Leipzig Germany: Luther-Eck Debate and Bach’s Greatest Works

September 10, 2017

Tour of historic Leipzig where The 20 day debate between Luther and Eck took place – a debate st which Luther fared poorly. It was here also that Johann Sebastian Bach did most of his creative work. Started the day with a reverent Mass and great homily well worth your time (Part 1 and Part […]

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Potsdam and Wittenburg Germany

September 9, 2017

Leaving Berlin we drove to Potsdam to tour the palace and gardens of King Frederick the Great though we concluded that in the culture wars he was more our adversary than a friend. Wittenburg was an amazing though sad visit since this is where Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the Wittenburg Door which […]

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Delivered “500 Reasons to Be Catholic” to Luther at Wittenburg Door

September 9, 2017

Today we went to Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany. I had promised people I would deliver their “95 Reasons for being Catholic.” We ended up with many hundreds of reasons that were sent to me. I kept my promise today and delivered them to Martin Luther in person. I could not mail them to the […]

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Germany Berlin All Day! Berlin Wall, Wow!

September 8, 2017

After celebrating mass at the church of Saint Thomas Aquinas (brilliant homily here) we spent the rest of the day touring Berlin. There’s a tremendous amount of history here and we packed a lot in. I think the most moving part of the day was as we walked around the remaining segments of the Berlin […]

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Site of Jesus’ Baptism, Nice 2-Minute Video by Jordanian Tourism Department

September 8, 2017

We know where Jesus was baptized. It was on the Jordan side of the Jordan River. The site is called Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan as mentioned in John 1:28. This is a nice little 2 minute video about this site. You will also see this site in great detail in our upcoming documentary on Elijah & Elisha – […]

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Arrival in Germany for the 500th Anniversary of Protestant Devolution

September 7, 2017

Our group all arrived today in good order in Berlin for the start of our Germany tour. We are going to follow the footsteps of Martin Luther and the Protestant Deformation. I know that it’s called the Protestant “Reformation” but as a convert to the Catholic Church I realize now that it was not a […]

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My Talk at Primacy of Peter: Understanding John 21 and Jesus’ Appearance at the Sea of Galilee

September 6, 2017

Since I am doing a show on this topic today with Spirit Catholic Radio (listen live from 9:10-9:40 AM Eastern time) and since will be at this site called Primacy of St. Peter along the shore of Galilee four more times this year… …I thought I would share my teaching that I give all our […]

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Send me your No. 1 Reason for Being Catholic. I will Leave a List of 95 Reasons at the Wittenburg Door in Germany next Sunday 9/10/17 at Mass!!

September 3, 2017

Next Sunday our group will have Mass at the Catholic Church in Wittenburg Germany. It was in Wittenburg that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg Church door. I will leave ANOTHER list — “95 Reasons to Be and Stay Catholic.” We need your help. Please send your best reason (or two or three ) […]

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Nice 2-Minute Video on Jesus’ Baptismal Site in Jordan

September 2, 2017

We know where Jesus was baptized. It was on the Jordan side of the Jordan River. The site is called Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan as mentioned in John 1:28. This is a nice little 2 minute video about this site. You will also see this site in great detail in our upcoming documentary on Elijah & Elisha – […]

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Safety in Jerusalem- 07/23/17 Update

July 23, 2017

UPDATE 07/23/17: As stated last week I confirm that none of the localized problems in Jerusalem have anything to do with our pilgrimages or itinerary. Just like gang fighting in localized areas of Chicago or New York have no effect on tourists and businesses in normal areas. Have no fear. If questions, email me at […]

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Join us in Oberammergau in 2020: Germany, Switzerland & Italy

June 7, 2017

We are now planning two trips to the Passion Play in Oberammergau Germany in 2020. This play is only performed every ten years. Keep an eye on our developing “Oberammergau Page” for full itinerary, development, final dates and soon to register. Contact Elizabeth for more info or to be put on our list (emarkey@ctscentral.net or 800-727-1999, ext. […]

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Oberammergau Play 2020 with Germany, Switzerland and Italy

May 31, 2017

‪We are going to Oberammergau Germany in 2020 for the Passion Play with visits to Munich, Dachau, sites in Switzerland (Zurich and St. Galen with Swiss Guards) across the Alps into Milan Italy, meeting with Gianna Molla w/ extension to Rome and much more. Exciting additions. More soon.‬

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Unbelievable Photos of Fatima, Santiago, Loyola, Lourdes and more. Wow! Thanks Joey Zarate!

May 31, 2017

Ignatius Press’s Joey Zarate took some amazing pictures of our latest pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines and more through Portugal, Spain and France. These photos are 100% professional and a delight to the eyes. We hope you enjoy them all. Thanks Joey! We still have 15 seats open for the same trip in Oct-Nov. Day […]

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Why Our Pilgrimages Sell Out Months in Advance

May 27, 2017

Hello Elizabeth I must tell you dear Elizabeth, Steve Ray’s Holy Land trip was even better than I could have imagined. It could not have been done better! First, let’s start with the preparation. All the materials sent in advance, the preparations — all functioned flawlessly. I wrote to you about this in a previous […]

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Lourdes all Day: Tour Bernadette’s Life and Closing Comments and Farewells

May 24, 2017

Great last day with tour of Bernadette’s home and sites along with two Masses including one for today and the later Mass for the Ascension. You can hear the first excellent “summary” homily by Fr. John here and the second homily by Fr. Andrew Apostoli here. Also a wonderful evening of comments about the trip […]

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Final Lourdes: Tour St. Bernadette’s Life; Farewells & Last Words

May 24, 2017

Great last day with tour of Bernadette’s home and sites along with two Masses including one for the Mass of that’s not the way God bring 2nd Ascension. You can hear the first excellent “summary” homily by Fr. John here in the second homily Fr. Andrew Apostoli here. Also a wonderful evening of comments about […]

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