Pilgrimages

Day 3: Beatitudes, “You are Rock”, and much more

April 30, 2014

FRIENDS AND FAMILY, PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES ON THIS PILGRIMAGE. IF YOU LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW I WILL READ IT TO THEM ON THE BUS. IT IS ALWAYS A LOT OF FUN SO RIGHT A FEW HUMOROUS AND FRIENDLY COMMENTS BELOW. THANKS! You can watch today’s video HERE    

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Mount of Transfiguration, Wedding Vows in Cana, Prayer at Grotto of Annunciation

April 29, 2014

This group is full of curiosity and questions. I love it! Sunny but not too hot. Breezy but not enough to blow your hat away. Like always we were the first ones up to the Mount of Transfiguration so we didn’t have to wait in line. Brian! I hate lines instead of my groups. We [...]

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Holy Land Group Arrived with Fr. Scott Courtney

April 28, 2014

Excellent arrival, drive to Sea of Galilee, Mass on the shore. Off to a great start.

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Day Before Canonization in Rome; Touring Ancient Rome

April 26, 2014

Another great day in Rome right before the canonization. We toured Ancient Rome, had Mass at Peter’s Tomb, studied the martyrs and had a great party.

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Great Start for Canonization Pilgrimage

April 25, 2014

Rome is packed with people! Buses are pouring in from every direction. I think the educated estimate is there will be 2 million people here for the canonization on Sunday. Our group arrived this morning and everyone is in good spirits and excited. We had a great start for the day with Mass at St. [...]

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Video of Pre-Canonization Rome

April 23, 2014

Janet and I arrived a few days early in Rome before our group. There will be 63 pilgrims arriving on Friday. We like to make sure everything is in order and ready for their arrival. And it is! We decided to take a walk around the walls of the Vatican and get a feel for [...]

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Carrying our Cross with Jesus, Touching Calvary, Mass at the Tomb…

April 18, 2014

A Day in the Life of our Pilgrimages so you can SEE an LIVE what happens Good Friday. This is always the highlight of the pilgrimage. We start early – very early – and pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried his cross. We arrive before the crowds at [...]

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Two Unique New Trips JUST ANNOUNCED! Holy Shroud and Teresa of Avila-Lourdes

March 25, 2014

Two Amazing New Trips — Truly Once In A Lifetime because the Won’t Repeat anytime Soon! First, next year is the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila. We will spend 2 nights at Fatima in Portugal, then drive into Spain to relive the life of St. Teresa. Then we drive up [...]

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Pictures from Nazareth over 100 Years Ago (see the Virgin Mary :-)

March 25, 2014

Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation. These pictures are over a hundred years old from Nazareth. Not much changed between then and the first century. When you look at these old pictures and hundreds more I have in a book I purchased in Nazareth (written in Arabic), you can imagine Mary as [...]

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On Catholic Answers Live: Steve Ray’s Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends

March 17, 2014

Joint us on a pilgrimage. Visit FootprintsOfGod.com. Today I was on Catholic Answers Live discussing my Six Rules. It was delightful.  As soon as the links are available on Tuesday I will provide the links to listen on-line or as a podcast. Stay tuned. Here are my Six Rules for dealing with family and friends [...]

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Steve Ray Explains Depths of John 21 on the Shore of Galilee

March 4, 2014

One of my favorite things to do on a pilgrimage is to dive into the Gospels in the places where it all took place. John 21 is a post-resurrection appearance of Jesus where he fed the disciples breakfast on the shore of Galilee in the early morning. Hope you find it helpful and instructional. Join [...]

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Great Last Day: Camels, Dead Sea Swim, Temptation Restaurant…

February 17, 2014

This has been a fun and fast group. Monsignor Dylag is a hoot. He was best friends with JPII, friends since he was 27 years old. He has been a joy and a lot of laughs along the way. Other wonderful people and wonderful sites made today a delightful and fun day. Videos in Two [...]

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Via Dolorosa to the Top of Calvary for Mass, Visitation and Western Wall

February 16, 2014

Another great day and a free afternoon.

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Institution of 4 Sacraments; Mass Where Jesus Sweat Blood and more

February 15, 2014

Another great day at the Mount of Olives and Mount Zion. Enjoy!

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Bethlehem all day! Meeting with the Bishop of Jerusalem and the Group Dancing

February 14, 2014

More commentary soon but a great day! This Msgr. Dylag we have with us is a hoot! He was a best  friend of Pope John Paul II and has us in stitches all day with his stories and humor. We danced met the Bishop of Jerusalem, had Mass in a cave, went shopping, visited an [...]

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New Research Supports Authenticity of Holy Shroud of Turin – Join Us on Shroud Pilgrimage Next Year!!

February 14, 2014

Scientists Believe Image Caused by Radiation from Earthquake in 33 AD ROME, February 13, 2014 (Zenit.org) – A group scientists in Italy have claimed that neutron radiation caused by an earthquake in 33 AD could have induced the image that many believe to be Christ on the Holy Shroud of Turin. They also believe the [...]

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