Travel

Sailing with St. Paul – without the Ship Wrecks

May 14, 2013

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Join Me on a Walk through the Old City of Jerusalem

April 30, 2013

Today I took off in 90+ temperatures to get some exercise and to share the Old City of Jerusalem with all of you. I took a little different course than usual to provide new pictures and videos.  I also tried to capture pictures of interesting people. I don’t walk up and click my iPhone in [...]

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My Hike Up to Susita across the Sea of Galilee: Area of Decapolis Mentioned in Mark 5:20

February 27, 2013

Mark 5:18–21 “And as he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. But he refused, and said to him, ‘Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy [...]

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From Womb to Tomb – My Hike from Nativity in Bethlehem to Calvary in Jerusalem

February 8, 2013

Janet and I had a free day so I decided to take an adventure. I called my friend George in Bethlehem and he picked me up and drove me to the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. I started my walk from the place where Jesus was born. That’s why the title is from “Womb to [...]

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My Hikes thru the Islamic Countries of Muscot Oman and Dubai UAE

December 3, 2012

The parishes, with a limited number of ten priests who are carefully monitored, are there to serve the expatriate workers (mostly Indians and Filipinos), not to be signs of openness to freedom for other religions.  However, the sovereign Sultan has been very good to the Catholics considering the intolerance in many other Muslim countries. He even bought [...]

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My Walks thru Nagaland and Hyderabad India

November 27, 2012

Arrived in Muscat Oman late last evening in preparation for two days of talks. We get to tour a bit too and tomorrow I will take an extensive walk through the old city. But I wanted to catch up and share my two long walks during our last days in India. First, Kohima, Nagaland India [...]

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From Nagaland to Hyderabad India

November 24, 2012

We had such a great time in Nagaland. However, there is way too much to share and to tell. I hope to put more up in the future so you can see the wonderful folks and the beautiful country. But here are a few videos and pictures I am able to upload at the moment [...]

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Cut off from the world

November 20, 2012

Hello there, this is Jesse, Steve’s son, with an update on my dad and mom’s mission trip to India. They flew from Mumbai to Nagaland on Monday. We spoke briefly on borrowed phone because their iPhones have no service in the remote and mountainous land of Naga. I’ll bet you have never even heard of [...]

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Pictures from our Two-Day Conference in Bombay India

November 18, 2012

I brought Tim Staples with us to Bombay for our first first week of talks across the huge city of 20 million people. We’ve been speaking all over Bombay (also called Mumbai) and Pune. Today we finished up a full two-day weekend conference at the Pius X Seminary sponsored by Family of Faith Foundation, Cardinal [...]

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With My Heroes (and other friends) After my Evening Talks

November 16, 2012

I told them I could not do what they do here, not even for ten minutes. I told them they make me proud to be a Catholic! Another great bunch of folks surrounding Tim Staples, my wife Janet and I. This was the Varsai India Youth Convention with wonderful Catholic Youth in India.

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My Runs thru Mumbai and Pune India

November 16, 2012

My run through Mumbai yesterday, exploring this exotic and poor country. Filthy and unfamiliar to any American, yet friendly and generous with ready smiles. Join me through the interactive map with videos and pictures.           My run through Pune India which is about 4 hours drive east of Mumbai. Tim Staples [...]

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New Friend Tim Staples and I Met Driving thru India

November 14, 2012
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Wonderful Folks in Many Venues. Enthusiastic Young People

November 13, 2012

Tim Staples, Steve Ray and a room full of young people.

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180 Pilgrim-Cruisers Flowing into Athens & My Fun Run thru Athens’ Highlights

October 25, 2012

All the hard work is paying off! Our 180 pilgrims are arriving on several different flights. We have a gorgeous hotel here in Athen and Mass begins at 6:00 PM followed by a great dinner. Tomorrow we jump the bus and everyone heads to the Orient Queen, or ship for the voyage in the Footprints [...]

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Our Hike through the Badlands of North Dakota Seeing the Petrified Forest

October 17, 2012

Janet and I are in North Dakota where I am conducting a parish mission in Beach, North Dakota. Great folks coming from all around the area and very enthusiastic about the Catholic faith. While here Janet and I took advantage of some of the great landscape and hiking trails. Today we hiked back into the [...]

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My Two Detailed Hikes through Dublin Introducing Friends to a Beautiful, Friendly, Catholic City

October 3, 2012

I am in Dublin for two reasons: first, we finished leading a fun and deeply spiritual pilgrimage here and second, I am now conducting an apologetics conference here for four evenings at the Carmelite Church in downtown Dublin. During the day I set out to hike throughout the city to see all the highlights, elegant [...]

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