Pilgrimages

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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Waves on Galilee, Eating Fish with Heads On, To Jerusalem, Entering the Tomb with Organ Accompaniment

February 14, 2014

Great day. More commentary soon.

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“You are Rock…Feed My Sheep” and Vocation Stories Galore

February 12, 2014

Today was a lot about Peter: from Caesarea Philippi (Matt 16) to the Primacy of Peter on the shores of Galilee (John 21). We also had Mass at Beatitudes, visited the Druze for lunch and much more.  We have two priests and five sisters with us so we had vocation stories all along the way [...]

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Transfiguration, Cana, Nazareth and a Treasure Among Us

February 11, 2014

Today we took the Madonna University group with five sisters and a lot of folks also from around the country and England to visit three of our favorite Rosary sites. And, we prayed each of those Mysteries at the three sites. Enjoy the video. We also found out we have a treasure among us – [...]

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New Pilgrimage Group Arrives Safely, even from England, and with Msgr.Dylag, Friend of JPII

February 10, 2014

This group was started by the good sisters of Madonna University in Livonia Michigan, especially Sister Rosemary Kujawa. With us is Msgr. Michael Dylag, the confident and friend of Pope John Paul II. We also have pilgrims from around the US and even some sisters from England. What a great group this will be!! Here [...]

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Walking Tour of Old Jerusalem seeing things seldom seen

February 4, 2014

We took off early in the morning and walked a lot yesterday. A great time was had by all. Started the day at 7 AM with Mass at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem with the Bishop of Jerusalem. Breakfast, then started on our walking tour by going through the Damascus Gate into the heart of the [...]

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Mass, Temple Mount, Jordan Baptismal Site, Jericho, Samaritan Parable, Bethany and more

February 3, 2014

Way too much to write about today. Rich and full day. I also did a one-hour radio show on St. John’s Gospel about the places we visit today and spoke to 20+ priest from around the world on a priestly renewal pilgrimage – so I am whipped and heading for bed! But the day was [...]

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Into Bethlehem for Mass with the Local Christians and to the Unvisited City of Hebron to See Abraham

February 2, 2014

Day Six was right up there with the rest! We started the day with shopping in Bethlehem with our favorite Christian shop that supports 70 Christian families stuck behind the wall. You can see the shop in the video.  The highlight of the day for me and I think for everyone else was Sunday Mass [...]

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Samaria, Jacob’s Well, Mass in Taybeh, Bethel, David Kills Goliath and more

February 1, 2014

Today was our fifth day of Holy Land part 2 and what a day it was! How do we even begin to describe it?  We left beautiful green Galilee and drove through the Jordan Valley south until we cut up into the mountains of Samaria to the west. We went to Nablus to the Well [...]

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Sepphoris where Jesus Worked, Armageddon, Mass with Nazarene Priest, Zatah Pizza, 1st Century Living Village, Annunciation, Dinner with Nazarene Family

January 31, 2014

What an amazing day. You can see it for yourself here. Wish you were with us. 

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New and Exciting Things Around the Sea of Galilee: Day 3

January 30, 2014

Today we hugged the Sea of Galilee – all the way around. Going up the winding steep road up to the Golan Heights along the border with Jordan was a breath-taking ride. We stopped to explore the old Syrian military bunkers and to see the lay of the land.  Several lookout points over the Sea [...]

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What is Holy Land Part 2?

January 28, 2014

We thought that we would take a small group with a new emphasis. Many thousands have traveled with us to the Holy Land for all the highlights and Rosary sites. We had Masses in all the most holy places in Israel. But what if we took past pilgrims to all new sites? What if we [...]

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Mass with the Local Christians in Jerusalem

January 26, 2014

Wonder what it is like to join the local Christians for Sunday morning Mass in the Holy Land? Well, now you will know. As is our pleasurable habit, Janet and I arrive a little ahead of our pilgrimage group to make sure everything is set and ready for their arrival.  Today we joined the local [...]

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Ziggurat of Abraham in Ur (Naziriyah Iraq)

January 8, 2014

I’ve added a short video clip so you can get an idea of the Ziggurat. I also added a few pictures. Great day shooting footage for the Abraham movie with brick makers, the temple that Abraham saw with his own eyes, and a lot more. Your browser does not support the video tag

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Discovered the place where Jacob fell asleep and saw the ladder sending to heaven

January 6, 2014

It was off the beaten track and in a Jewish settlement in the Palestinian area. This is the traditional place where Jacob fell asleep with his head on a stone and had a dream of a ladder going to heaven with angels ascending and descending.  St. Chromatius wrote, “The Ladder is the Cross of Christ: [...]

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In Israel, Heading to Iraq and Turkey: Preparing to Shoot New Movie on Abraham

January 4, 2014

Janet and I have been in Israel the last 10 days working on the script for our new Footprints of God DVD on Abraham. It will be entitled “Abraham, Father of Faith and Works.” Besides writing we have been driving around Israel and the Palestinian areas to review all of the places related to Abraham, [...]

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