Mother Teresa to be Canonized September 4!! Join us in Rome & Assisi!

March 15, 2016

On March 15 Pope Francis announced the canonization would be September 4, 2016. We had jumped on this a year ago and secured the best accommodations 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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Walking Tour of Rome, Trevi, Pantheon, Spanish Steps…Mass among the Martyrs

March 14, 2016

Our last full day of the Year of Mercy Rome Pilgrimage. Enjoy! (May have to wait until YouTube approves the video).

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A Day in Assisi

March 13, 2016

     Incorrupt Bodies, Mass at Church of St. Francis, Conversion stories, great Italian food and much more. Enjoy!

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Pope and Catacombs

March 12, 2016

The group was happy today! We arrived early from great seats at the Pope’s General Audience. Lots of great pictures and videos. Perfect weather. Then off to lunch at the always favorite Cicilia Metella Restaurante out on the Via Appia Antica. Then underground into catacombs before Mass at St. Sebastian’s Church, one of the seven […]

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Mass at Tomb of St. JP II, Tour of St. Peters, Sistine & More, Walking Tour of Rome

March 11, 2016

Today was beautiful with blue skies and great temperatures. Great start with Mass at the most coveted altar in Rome — the Tomb of St. John Paul II. We entered the church through our 4th and final Holy Door for the Year of Mercy here in Rome.  After a tour of the Vatican Museum, the […]

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Two Holy Doors Today in Rome: Mass at the Tomb of Two Apostolic Fathers

March 10, 2016

A lot of walking today visiting magnificent churches, entering two Year of Mercy Holy Doors (St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major). Much more and a lot of fun to boot! Enjoy!

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St. Paul’s Last Days and Martyrdom & Ancient Rome

March 9, 2016

Though it was a bit chilly and rained in the morning it cleared up by lunch and promises to be nice the rest of the week. We visited the site of St. Paul’s martyrdom and I gave a talk on St. Paul, his heroism and the last days of his life. Then we had Mass […]

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Arrival in Rome for Day 1 of Year of Mercy Rome Pilgrimage

March 8, 2016

We are off to a good start picking our group up at the airport and settling in at the hotel. The best part of the day was our first Mass — at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Sassia which is dedicated to the Divine Mercy and St. John Paul II. What a GREAT […]

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The Pain of Stolen Honey – In Preparation for “John the Baptist & Our Lord Baptism”

March 5, 2016

A painful price is paid when one reaches his hand into a swarm of bees to swipe some of their honey. Stingers fly and welts flare. I raised hives of bees as a boy and once I was stung 35 times in one day. Wild honey is not collected from wild bees without burning pain […]

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Traveling with Paul, John & Mary in Biblical Times was TOUGH!

February 25, 2016

Jostling through the crowds Paul and Luke pushed their way to the ramp. The wooden cargo ship was ready to leave Caesarea and they had gathered the last of their supplies. They pressed the silver denarii into the hands of the sailer at the dock. They were allowed onto the ship. They rushed to the […]

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Discovering the Place of Paul’s Shipwreck on Island of Malta

February 16, 2016

I am doing a show on EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show on Tuesday about the shipwreck of St. Paul. So I am reposting this blog from our trip to Malta late last year. One of my favorite things is to discover the events and places of the Bible and to share them with others. The […]

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UNESCO Adds the Baptismal Site of Jesus to the World Heritage Sites

February 9, 2016

This is an exciting development which helps establish the authentic baptismal site of Jesus. With the involvement of UNESCO the site will receive protection, funding and recognition. This is the place where the last three popes commemorated the Baptism of Our Lord. Here are some articles about UNESCO’s decision and about the site: Here, here […]

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Just did a big radio show and told them I’d give info on our pilgrimages, so here it is

February 8, 2016

For our many trips every year to the Holy Land and our other Biblical and Catholic pilgrimages. Here is the cover of the brochure for the Family Holy Land Pilgrimage — the one that my grandkids are going to and Terry Barber with his family as well. Visit www.FootprintsOfGod.com or call Suzanne at 800-727-1999, ext. […]

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Augustine’s Comment on Travel; Popes and Saints on Pilgrimages

January 30, 2016

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” –St. Augustine Pope Paul VI referred to the Holy Land as the “5th Gospel” implying that a pilgrimage rounds out and compliments the Scripture for fuller understanding.  “A long procession of people…have gone in search of the ‘footprints’ of God […]

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Plants and Trees of the Bible – What a Fun Show!

January 28, 2016

You may not realize how often plants and trees play a part in Scripture! To understand the land and culture of the Bible is to open your eyes to the whole story of salvation. Recently I did a fun show on Relevant Radio about the Trees & Plants in the Bible. Hope you enjoy it. […]

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Pilgrimages Selling Out! Check out of Spring Trips

January 26, 2016

–  Sold Out – our Holy Land pilgrimage March 30 – April 8. We will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in Jerusalem!  Next Holy Land pilgrimages in Sept, Oct and over Christmas. –  NOW less than 10 seats left on our Rome-Assisi Year of Mercy pilgrimage March 7-15. –  Can’t travel during the academic year? That’s OK. […]

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