Travel

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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Ireland Day 6: From Kilkenny’s Magnificent Castle to Glendalough, Mass at St. Kevin’s & on to Dublin

September 27, 2012

One thing is for sure. We all love Ireland. We also have a profound gratitude for Ireland’s contributions through history to our Catholic faith. It is astounding.  Enjoy the videos for today. They start with my walk through early morning Kilkenny, a beautiful town with some of the oldest buildings in Ireland and the most [...]

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Ireland Day 5: Early Walk thru Sneem, Blarney Castle & Stone, St. Patrick’s Cashel Rock, Killkenny

September 26, 2012

Another great day in the Emerald Isle. Far too much to relay though I want to give you all a feel for what we are experiencing here on this deeply historical, cultural and spiritual pilgrimage with the Rosary prayed, Mass at magnificent sites and meeting many locals and discussing the faith and learning their culture. [...]

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Join Me Hiking 6.4 Miles thru Jerusalem’s Holy Sites Watching the Sun Come Up

September 16, 2012

I woke up a little after 4:00 AM and thought, “Why lay awake when I can explore the holy sites of Jerusalem before the sun comes up and see the sun rise over the city?” So, I jumped up, dressed, put on my running shoes and took off. I planned this out as if it [...]

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Dodging Rain This Morning in Galway Ireland

August 30, 2012

You can see the run-walk here on EveryTrail. You can watch the videos, follow the map and see lots of pictures of the city, plus the rainbow. Would have walked faster and further had it not been for the cold rain. Galway is a nice university town, young, friendly, quaint and clean. You will enjoy [...]

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Today’s Hot and Exploratory New Hike through Rome

July 15, 2012

I had no plan when setting out in 90+ degrees in Rome. It was the road that determined my direction. I took a 2 1/2 hour power walk around new areas of Rome following the interesting sites ahead of me. I started up Via Fornaci. I found a new – for me – ancient church [...]

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Another Fun Hike thru Rome Documented with my iPhone

July 14, 2012

Again hot and humid – glad I know where a the water drinking fountains around the city. Had to drink a lot. I headed first to St. Peter’s Square since from there you can head off in many fun directions. On my way then to Piazza Navona I visited some newly discovered churches. Discovering new [...]

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Brisk Walk thru Rome

July 12, 2012

It is hot and humid in Rome. We arrived at 10 AM and promptly fell asleep until 4 PM. The best way to beat jet lag is to run (briskly walking until my knee is ready to run again). Took off walking from our Aurelia Residence apartment and visited Cicerone Hotel where our Holy Cross [...]

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Hiking in Arizona Desert Mountains

July 7, 2012

Doing video work in Phoenix and had Saturday morning free for an adventure before flying home this afternoon. I also wanted to get some exercise. I drove to Papago Park outside Phoenix in nearly 100 degrees for a good mountain, desert hike. Though I only hiked 3 miles, a lot of it was rough going [...]

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Virtual 360? Tour of the Sistine Chapel

February 13, 2012

Click on the image below and hold your breath!

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Pilgrimage Day 3: Peter: Rock, Keys, Shepherd, Pope

January 31, 2012

Check out our video thru Galilee, especially following Peter commissioned as Rock, shepherd and given the keys! Enjoy!

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Visit St. John Lateran with me today for the Feast of Its Dedication

November 9, 2011

I am in Rome and decided to run to St. John Lateran this morning a make a video — so all of you could enjoy the Feast Day of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Church on November 9, 313. Yup, that’s right! It was the first Christian church ever built and it was the [...]

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Reverant, Enthusiastic Mass in Rome

November 6, 2011

Today is Sunday so we went to one of the 800+ churches in Rome. it was the Gregorio VII Catholic Church. It was full at 11:30 AM but there were five other Masses today. Imagine that there are an similar number of Masses at the other churches. That is 800 churches x 6 Masses = [...]

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My Sunday Morning Run Around the Vatican

November 6, 2011

To see the map, pictures and videos, click on the image below.

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My Run thru Pope JPII’s Vacation Place in Zakepone Poland

September 18, 2011

This place reminds me of our year of studying with Dr. Francis Schaeffer in Switzerland. Beautiful country, mountains, chalets, country churches and kindly people. See the run HERE

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Exultation of the Cross at Black Madonna

September 14, 2011

Janet and I are driving our rental car (and running) around Poland in anticipation of our group arriving tomorrow. Today we had Mass of the Exultation of the Cross with the bishop of Czestochowa in front of the Icon of the Black Madonna which they say was painted by St. Luke on a table in [...]

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