Pilgrimages

Jordan Day 3: With Moses on Mount Nebo, Imprisoned with John the Baptist and more

January 30, 2018

I am posting four videos today because it was a rich and full day here in Jordan. The first video will cover our visit to Mount Nebo where Moses looked out over the Promised Land for the first time and that’s where he died and was buried. We had Mass here.  For the excellent homily […]

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Jordan 2: Birthplace of Elijah, Roman Jerash, Wrestling with God and more

January 29, 2018

Lots of biblical sites covered on our first full day here in Jordan. We started with Mass way up in the mountains of Gilead in northern Jordan. The church is called Our Lady of the Mountain Church and one of my good friends, a Jordanian priest named Fr. Imad Twal celebrated the Mass for us […]

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Arrival in Amman Jordan, the Biblical Pilgrimage Begins…

January 28, 2018

Our pilgrims have arrived. There are 34 in this group. Last year we had 24 so the momentum is increasing. This is a beautiful country, very free and Christians are able to celebrate their faith freely. Jordan is also full of biblical sites and beautiful churches. We will share them all with you through video […]

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All Pilgrimages are NOT created equal!

January 23, 2018

An interesting letter I received from a woman yesterday inquiring about our pilgrimages, especially to the Holy Land. She said a priest she works with told her, “One of the priests I used to work with at school traveled to Israel a few years ago with _____________  [I am leaving travel company’s name out]. “He told […]

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Day 8: Camels, Dead Sea, Jordan River and more

January 6, 2018

Will have video up soon.

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Tear-jerker Homily at Gethsemane, Mt. of Olives, Upper Room, Mary’s Death, Dinner on Roof of Jerusalem…

January 5, 2018

Even though it was raining part of the day we had a marvelous bunch of experiences. Mass at Gethsemane is always moving but the homily made it all the more a tearjerker. Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Upper Room, Prison of Jesus and “shout out” from Ave Maria Academy. Enjoy!

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

January 5, 2018

Since we are IN this room today, I thought I would share this again… 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 […]

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Via Dolorosa, Calvary, Mass at Tomb, Western Wall, Jerusalem Bishop & more

January 4, 2018

We started the day at 3:45 AM. But everybody thanked us later. Join us as we walk the Via Dolorosa caring our crosses with Jesus to Calvary and then for Mass at the Tomb. We also visited the Western Wall, met with the Bishop of Jerusalem and more. Enjoy! Holy Sepulchre Rest of the day…

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All Day Bethlehem from Mass to Dance!

January 3, 2018

Fantastic day. Join us. Homily at Shepherds Field, touching birthplace of Christ, dancing… All the sites… Dancing…

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Day 4: Beatitudes, Multiplication of Loaves, Capernaum,Visitation and more

January 2, 2018

Another great day in Galilee visiting the Mount of Beatitudes, Multiplication of Loaves and Fish and Mass at Capernaum (Watch the homily here). Then we ate St. Peter’s Fish before driving south toward Jerusalem. Before arriving in Jerusalem we stopped to visit the Visitation were Mary had walked 100 miles to visit her relative Elizabeth. […]

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Day 4: Beatitudes, Multiplication of Loaves, Capernaum,Visitation and more

January 2, 2018

Another great day in Galilee visiting the Mount of Beatitudes, Multiplication of Loaves and Fish and Mass at Capernaum (Watch the homily here). Then we ate St. Peter’s Fish before driving south toward Jerusalem. Before arriving in Jerusalem we stopped to visit the Visitation were Mary had walked 100 miles to visit her relative Elizabeth. […]

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Day 3: Primacy of Peter, Golan Heights, “You are Rock,” Seagulls on Galilee…

January 1, 2018

Great day in northern Galilee driving along the Lebanese and Syrian border. We have a lot of kids with us on this family pilgrimage and they are unbelievably wonderful. We celebrated Mass at the Primacy of Peter Church on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. This Is where Jesus asked Peter if he loved […]

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Feast of the Holy Family at House of Holy Family in Nazareth

December 31, 2017

It was quite fun celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family in Nazareth where I gave my talk about the Holy Family where they lived for 30 years.
We also renewed our wedding vows in Cana of Galilee and had Mass atop the mountain of Transfiguration. They…

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Arrival in Israel, Very Safe & Quiet. Enjoy!

December 30, 2017

All the pilgrims arrive safely except one priest from Nigeria who missed his flight but will join us tomorrow. Everyone is tired from the long flight but excited and enthusiastic. We are all appreciating Fr. Dan Long, especially after his first Mass by the shore of Galilee. Here is the first homily which was exceptional. […]

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Was Jesus Really Born at THAT Place in Bethlehem?

December 18, 2017

In a few days we are leaving for Bethlehem. We will have Mass next week at a lot of holy sites with our group of Catholic families. To the left is a picture of Gethsemane on the western slope of the Mount of Olives. How do we know this is really Gethsemane? In a few days […]

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Fr. Andrew Apostoli Goes to Meet His Lord

December 13, 2017

A good friend has gone to be with his Lord. Fr. Andrew Apostoli died in the early hours of December 13. Many of us remember him joining us our Lourdes and Fatima pilgrimage in May of this year. He was a great teacher, a joy and a light for a lost world. May God receive […]

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