Travel

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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Visiting Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow Poland

September 13, 2011

Visited Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, Krakow Poland. Prayed at St. Faustina’s bones, visited her cell, prayed the Divine Mercy.

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Running Thru Catholic Warsaw and Krakow

September 12, 2011

Landed in Warsaw last night. Charted my course and took off running first thing in the morning on Monday. I wanted to see Jewish and Catholic sites along with Polish history. Will do more later this week. Check out my running trip today “Running thru Catholic and Free Warsaw Poland (Also Janet and my 5 [...]

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Fish, Mark Shea, Running and Talks near Seattle

August 30, 2011

One of the things I love about traveling around giving talks at parishes and conferences is meeting old friends. Mark Shea, fellow convert, blogger, speaker and all around fun guy, was free for lunch while I’m here giving talks at Holy Family Parish in Kirkland Washington outside Seattle. Mark and I went to a great [...]

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My Run thru Catholic San Antonio with the Alamo

August 28, 2011

Great Fullness of the Truth Conference here in San Antonio Texas. Love speaking here with these great folks. Took a run this morning thru the city and visited the Alamo, originally a Franciscan Mission Church. You can see the map, videos and pictures of my run HERE Pictures from conference:

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