Join Franciscan University and Us (with Family’s!) in the Holy Land over Christmas Break!

June 17, 2016

This is a “Family Holy Land Pilgrimage” where we are inviting families with their kids young and old to join us. We have added things to this pilgrimage for the young people. Grandparents, consider bringing your grandkids, or at least funding their trip. It is a great way to seal the Catholic Faith in their […]

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Petra – One of the New Wonders of the World – Join us in Jordan!

June 10, 2016

In February we will be going to the beautiful country of Jordan. Christians thrive there and have some of the most spectacular churches in the Middle East. Daily Mass with the locals and the best Middle Eastern cuisine you’ll find anywhere. We will visit Petra and ride camels back to the city carved out of […]

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Facts and Figures about Islam in Israel – Different than you might think

June 9, 2016

Behind the Headlines: Facts and Figures – Islam in Israel “The State of Israel…will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions.” –Israel’s Declaration of […]

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Fr. Chris Alar of Marian Helpers to Join us in Rome for Canonization of Mother Teresa

June 7, 2016

Pope Francis announced the canonization of Mother Teresa on September 4, 2016. We had jumped on this a year ago and secured the best accommodations, hotels, guides (including Liz Lev) and escorts. We have had airline seats for many months just waiting for this announcement. Join us for the historical event – the canonization of […]

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“Don’t be afraid to come to Poland!” says Pope John Paul II’s Secretary

May 20, 2016

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz is perfectly aware that in our age of terrorism, some young people (or their parents) might be afraid of a World Youth Day [or pilgrimages to Poland]. To this, he replies, Be not afraid! Krakow is a city that has a strong emotional impact: it is the Diocese of Saint John Paul […]

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Mary and the Other Body of Christ; How Many People were in the Upper Room and Why?

May 12, 2016

The room was pretty full. It was warm but a gentle breeze was blowing—that would change. There was fear in the room. The Roman army was a thing to be feared, they had just crucified Jesus and it was a dangerous thing to associates of an executed criminal. They were also anxious about the promise. […]

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Did Jesus Ascend into Heaven from Mount of Olives (Acts 1:12) or from Bethany (Luke 24:50)?

May 10, 2016

One of our past pilgrims wrote with an apparent contradiction in the Bible and what I had said in Israel. The wording in the two verses below is what caused the confusion. Acts 1:12  “[After the Ascension] they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away.” Luke […]

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President of Israel meets with the Christian Leaders

May 9, 2016

President Rivlin: These are difficult times for our city. Terror and death have returned to our streets. The violent attacks all over the city cause growing fear, and with fear comes intolerance and hatred. (Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson) President Rivlin with Christian leaders in Jerusalem. Photo: GPO/Mark Neiman. President Reuven Rivlin this morning (Monday, […]

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Watch this Potpourri of Photos of our Upcoming St. Paul Pilgrimage Cruise

April 27, 2016

Click on the image below for a visual potpourri of our St. Paul cruises. Join us! For more info, visit our Travel Site at www.FootprintsOfGod.com or contact:  Susan Reinhardt (313) 565-8888, ext. 161, or by e-mail at SReinhardt@CTSCentral.net                 

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Can You Ever Achieve Total Security Traveling or at Home? What Are the Risks?

April 16, 2016

Debunking the Myth of Total Security Last week, someone asked me whether I thought it was safe to travel to Izmir, Turkey. Thanks to my line of work, these kinds of questions no longer surprise me. People have been asking me such things for almost as long as I can remember. And since I have […]

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Sunrise over Jesus’ Sea of Galilee

April 13, 2016

Every morning it is different and puts on a new face. I watch the fishing boats coming in and imagine Jesus walking across these waves. He left heaven and came to earth – the “scandal of the Incarnation.”  The angels must have been astounded. But Jesus had to enjoy his handiwork, watching sunrises like this […]

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Early Morning with Jesus at the Tomb. He is Risen! 

April 6, 2016

Our day today in Jerusalem started at 4:30 AM when we all had some coffee before starting the Via Dolorosa carrying our crosses to Calvary.  We then had Mass at the Tomb in the morning like Mary Magdalene arriving at the Tomb with the sunrise. Mount Zion is always a very moving and profound place […]

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Mass in Gethsemane, Ascension, Bishop of Jerusalem, Solemn Entey to Tomb and “Love bein’ Catholic!”

April 5, 2016

Enjoy a marvelous day…

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The Amazement and Surreal Joy of a Pilgrim put Deliciously into Words

April 5, 2016

Mary Dumont has a way with words – expressing her soul and experiences. She traveled with us recently to the Holy Land and posted her brief and delightful reflections on our pilgrimage. “So much has occurred since my last writing, so I have much to share in catching up.  For a period of nine glorious […]

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