Pilgrimages

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

October 7, 2016

Today we are in Nazareth looking for Mary! We are visiting her home cave where the Angel Gabriel brought the announcement from heaven. We will also visit her cave where she lived 30 years with Joseph and Jesus. These pictures are over a hundred years old from Nazareth. Not much changed between then and the […]

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Excited Pilgrims Arrive in Galilee to Start the Trip of a Lifetime!

October 6, 2016

Even though the El Al flight was a bit late they all arrived safely and in great spirits ready for an amazing pilgrimage through the Holy Land — and we are here to insure they are not disappointed :-)  Enjoy the movie!

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Grandkids Reciting Books of Bible in Galilee

October 6, 2016

One of the requirements for our six oldest grandchildren to come to the Holy Land is they had to learn the books of the Bible. They did it and could recite the books of the Old and New Testaments.They can recite them all in under a minute. Here’s a video of them demonstrating their skills […]

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With 6 of our Grandkids in Galilee

October 6, 2016
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Final Day: Camels, Floating Dead Sea, Comments and Farewells

September 26, 2016

Adventurous last day! Israel Museum, feet in Jordan River, Jericho, Qumran, floating in Dead Sea, riding camels – Farewells and final comments. Final pilgrimage homily here.   Fun Farewells and Comments

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4:00 AM Wake Up for Via Dolorosa, Mass at Calvary and Visit to the Tomb on Sunday Morning – and much more

September 25, 2016

4:00 AM wake-up?? Are you crazy?? Yes, crazy like a fox — and everyone thanked us later. What an amazing morning walking the Via Dolorosa arriving at Calvary for Mass and then an entrance into the Tomb on Sunday morning. We came back the to the Notre Dame for breakfast and then off to the […]

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Great Pictures, Charts and Info on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

September 25, 2016

Since we are having Mass in the Holy Sepulchre early this morning I wanted to share these many beautiful and helpful picture, diagrams, charts and more about the Holy Sepulchre. See all this wealth of information written and visual. For me this is the most holy and important spot in the Universe. It is where […]

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Mass at Gethsemane, Mt. of Olives, Upper Room and more

September 24, 2016

Lots of tears at the powerful Mass at Gethsemane. For the homily, click here. The Our Father in multiple languages on Mount of Olives. Steve’s “Story of Salvation History” before going to the Upper Room and more. Steve’s talk at Gethsemane:

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Bethlehem All Day: Nativity, Mass in a Cave, Passover Lamb and Dancing!

September 23, 2016

Great day in Bethlehem! Enjoy! For the homily in Bethlehem’s caves, click here.

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Boating on Galilee, the Eucharist and Capernaum, Up to Jerusalem, Meeting with Bishop

September 22, 2016

Enjoy today’s adventures! Boat ride on Galilee, viewing ancient 1st century boat, Mass in Capernaum where Jesus said, “Eat My Flesh”, eating St. Peter’s fish. Steve’s conversion story on the drive to Jerusalem, arrival at the Catholic Notre Dame Hotel, meeting with the Bishop of Jerusalem, great dinner and bed…ready for Bethlehem tomorrow.

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Beatitudes, “You are Peter”, Multiplication of Loaves, Primacy of Peter, Magdala and an Over the Top Dinner

September 21, 2016

To much to say. You will just have to watch the videos. Too much for 15 minute YouTube limitations so we did two 10 minute videos. Enjoy! For Fr. Xavier’s homily at Beatitudes, click here. Part I Part II

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Mount of Transfiguration, Wedding Renewals at Cana, Exploring Nazareth

September 20, 2016

Another great day with a fun and attentive group. First we had Mass on the top of the Mount of Transfiguration. For the homily, click here. Second, we renewed wedding vows in Cana of Galilee, had a great lunch in Nazareth and then went to the Church of Annunciation.  We prayed the Rosary at the […]

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Arrival in Israel

September 19, 2016

FAMILY AND FRIENDS: please leave comments below to your friends and family here in the pilgrimage and I will read them on the bus each day :-) First day of our September pilgrimage is off to a great start. Everyone arrived in good shape and we are now in Tiberias. We just had a wonderful […]

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Rome Day 6: Walking Tour of Rome, Catacombs and Farewells

September 7, 2016

Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, St. Maria in Sopra Minerva, catacombs of St. Sebastian and much more… For the homily at the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, click here

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Join us Driving thru “Bella Italia” to Assisi and Back…

September 6, 2016

Enjoy the ride, the stories and the medieval city of Assisi. Don’t forget to listen to Fr. Thad’s excellent homily at Mary of the Angels Church in Assisi.

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Mass at St. Peter’s; Steve’s Story of St. Paul & Martyrdom; What is Typology?

September 5, 2016

Since we are in Rome today I want to share with you my talk on the typology in St. John Lateran which houses the “Chair of Peter” and is the Mother Church of the World. Also I gave a short overview of St. Paul’s life at the place where he was beheaded.   Steve’s Talk […]

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