Pilgrimages

Steve Speaks at Satan’s Throne – our Day at Pergamum

November 3, 2015

  Great day in Pergamum Turkey. Read Revelation 2:12-17 to understand today’s tour.  STEVE ACTS AS ST. JOHN’S MESSENGER TO PERGAMUM AND SATAN’S THRONE HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY’S TOUR OF PERGAMUM FR. LARRY’S HOMILY 

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Exotic and Delightful Istanbul

November 2, 2015

Turkey is dangerous, correct? Different, dirty, unfriendly – right? NO! As all of our pilgrims discovered today Istanbul is a beautiful, clean, friendly, historical, and interesting city. We spent the whole day touring Istanbul and all its historical wonders. The only thing that leaves us a little bit cold is that it is a Muslim [...]

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St. Paul Cruise: Philipi and Kavala

November 1, 2015

We spent the day exploring Philipi. We had Mass at a beautiful site with water flowing around us as we renewed our Baptismal vows. Here is the recording of the Homily in Philipi.

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St. Paul Cruise Day 6 Thessaloniki 

October 31, 2015

Last night we had some amazing winds and waves but everyone weathered well. It was amazing to meditate and St. Paul and the, at least for shipwrecks he experienced, and to be able to see the waves and the wind as he would’ve seen it on the Mediterranean Sea. We are on a large heavy [...]

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From Italy to Greece

October 31, 2015

We stepped off Italian soil and onto the beautiful ferry that took us all the way to Patras Greece, where St. Andrew’s skull is venerated. We then took a bus ride to Athens where we meet up with the cruise ship that will carry us like a floating hotel to all the amazing locations of [...]

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Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano and Depart for Athens on 24-hour, 5-Star Ferry

October 29, 2015

Highlights of the day… Homily at Lanciano 

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Visiting the Pope, then Visiting Jesus: Our Journey across Italy

October 28, 2015

  Everyone saw the Pope! The highlight of everyone’s trip to Rome is the General Audience with the pope. And even though it was raining when we started it cleared up and was nice for everyone during his welcome and talks in Saint Peter’s Square.  Our pilgrims had good seats and were able to get close-up [...]

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Second Day of Pilgrimage Cruise: Mass at Tomb of St. JP II, Death of St. Paul and more

October 27, 2015

Second full day of our trip. A greeting from Fr. Larry Richards and his homily at the Altar Tomb of St. John Paul II. Today was a day of St. Paul: the site of his martyrdom, the Church of St. Paul outside the Walls where his tomb is today and the Catacombs of St. Sebastian [...]

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Brief Overviews of Paul’s Life – from the Place He Was Beheaded – Free Timeline

October 27, 2015

Since we visited these sites today, I thought I would share these two videos: 1) Short Biography of St. Paul from the Place he was Martyred; 2) a Tour of the Sites of St. Paul’s Last Days. Enjoy! A while ago I gave a short biography of St. Paul at Tre Fontone where St. Paul [...]

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Embarking on our 14 Day St. Paul Pilgrimage Seminar Cruise! Bella Roma!!

October 26, 2015

Today everyone arrived and we took off to see Ancient Rome: Peter and Paul’s Mammertine Prison, the Roman Forum, the Coliseum, San Clemente Church and Mass with a tour at St. John Lateran – the Mother Church of the World with the Chair of St. Peter. Great dinner at La Pilotta Di Mario and home [...]

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Fr. Sean Sheridan’s Concluding Homily, Pilgrim’s Final Comments and Farewells from Israel

October 1, 2015

Fr. Sean’s homilies have been insightful, joyful and challenging. He is a class act and the perfect man to be president of Franciscan University of Steubenville.  We have planned to more trips with Franciscan University – A Family Holy Land Pilgrimage for kids, young people and young adults and Holy Land Part II in 2017. [...]

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Day 8 in Israel: Dead Sea, Camel Riding, Qumran, Jericho and more

October 1, 2015

This is one great group of pilgrims and another great day. I will post the homily and comments and farewells soon.  But here is the main part of the day as we went to the Israel Museum, Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea swimming and camel riding. Enjoy!

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A Day to Remember: Fr. Sean Celebrates Mass with us in the Tomb of Christ

September 30, 2015

The alarm went off at 4:30 AM. Oh my! But everyone thanked us later. It allowed us to pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa without crowds or interruption. It also allowed us to enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, touch the top of Calvary with a prayer on our lips [...]

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Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion and Meeting with the Bishop of Jerusalem

September 29, 2015

Another great day! Enjoy! MASS AT GETHSEMANE, MOUNT OF OLIVES, UPPER ROOM, MEETING WITH BISHOP SHOMALI AND MORE FR. SEAN SHERIDAN’S HOMILY AT GETHSEMANE

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Touching the Two HOLIEST Places in the World on the Same Day

September 28, 2015

Yup, that is what we did. All day in Bethlehem culminating in touching the birthplace of Jesus. Then we went to the Holy Sepulchre where the Franciscans escorted up into the Church while each of us had time to enter and touch the tomb of Jesus. Wow, what a day! Enjoy! BETHLEHEM, SHEPHERDS FIELD FOR [...]

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Boat Ride on Galilee, Mass where Jesus said, “Eat My Flesh, Drink My Blood”, Eating St. Peter’s Fish, Drive to Jerusalem

September 27, 2015

Another amazing day full of deep spirituality and fun adventure. Enjoy! BOAT RIDE, CAPERNAUM, EATING ST. PETER’S FISH, DRIVE TO JERUSALEM, PRAYING AT VISITATION FR. SEAN SHERIDAN’S HOMILY AT CAPERNAUM

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