Travel

Long Lines at St. Peter’s

May 5, 2011

The line into St. Peter’s to see the new Tomb of JPII wraps around St. Peter’s Square twice! Yikes!

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A Nice Discovery

May 3, 2011

It’s always nice to walk into the Ancora Bookstore at the Vatican and find your book for sale there. It is humbling and gratifying. Just signed a contract with Ignatius Press for my manuscript on Genesis. Another two books also in the pipeline. Blessed be God forever.

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Beatification!

May 1, 2011

It was beautiful weather and a great day! Everyone was very happy and joyful even though 1.5 million crowded around St. Peters. Hope you enjoy the video and our pilgrims’ comments and below, my run through the event trying to get as close as I could. My Run to the Beatification

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Running thru Heart of Rome

April 28, 2011

Running thru churches and history of Rome. Click here for map, geo-tagged pictures and videos ` Running thru Rome St. Ignatius Loyola with his foot on Martin Luther’s head.

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“Crossing the Tiber” on Holy Saturday in Rome

April 23, 2011

Crossing the Tiber is the title of my book so I decided to Cross the Tiber literally again today in Rome. I also saw the bigger-than-life Stations of the Cross at the Vatican. Hope you enjoy!

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“Crossing the Tiber” in Rome on Holy Thursday

April 23, 2011

Running through Rome and “Crossing the Tiber” on Holy Saturday. This morning I went out running and I crossed the Tiber River (my book is “Crossing the Tiber“). I also gave my thoughts on my conversion at St. Peter’s, viewed the magnificent larger-than-life Stations of the Cross in front of St. Peter’s, and showed the [...]

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Holy Thursday Running; Good Friday Walking

April 22, 2011

Before I left Jerusalem yesterday, I ran through the Old City following the events of Holy Thursday. Thought people would like to see it with their own eyes :-) I also just made a video of our group walking the Via Dolorosa from the Trial of Jesus by Pilate to Calvary and the Tomb – [...]

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Preparing for JPII’s Beatificatin

April 21, 2011

Made it to Rome with St. Peters behind us. Early to prepare for JPII’s Beatification. my Good Friday Run Around Vatican Walls

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From the Womb to the Tomb

April 11, 2011

My run from the Womb to the Tomb, from the birthplace of Jesus to the place of his death; from the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. I ran along the same road walked by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — and the Holy Family! Mary and Jesus [...]

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It is Safe in Israel

April 10, 2011

It is safe to come to Israel? I can show you:

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Security and our Passports

April 9, 2011

The back of our passports are covered with about 100 colorful security stickers. Janet is second checked by security in Amsterdam because she looks so threatening. Israel is smart and profiles. I doubt the politically-correct Western World will ever get that smart. Now that we’ve passed thru the gauntlet we’re on our way to Tel [...]

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Meditation Centers

April 9, 2011

Janet and I are on a layover in Amsterdam on our way to Israel. You never see anything Christian here but Muslims are everywhere. Also, as an aside, 10% of Holland’s gross national product is sex. In the airport you find Meditation Centers. I guarantee these were Catholic Chapels in years past. Now they are [...]

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Only Two Seats Left

March 29, 2011

Only TWO more seats available on our bus for the Beautification trip to Rome! If you want to go, sign up quickly or the seats will be gone. Click here for more information. Even if you can’t go, watch the blog here during the beatification. i will be posting daily blogs and videos!

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Finally Home (for 4 days)

February 27, 2011

Just landed back home to deep snow after 7 weeks away. Can’t wait to see the family! Good to be home!

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Biblical, Historical Adventures in Israel: Hebron & Masada

February 16, 2011

Yesterday Janet and I went in Palestinian city of Hebron, home and burial site of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Saw Oaks of Mamre (Gen 18). Found Tomb of Jesse and Ruth. Went into the Tombs of the Patriarchs (Machpelah) from both the mosque side and the synagogue side. Jewish settler took us all over the [...]

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Two New Adventures: Jericho & Hebron

February 15, 2011

I am soon posting two new videos sharing our adventures in the Holy Land. I don’t do this for the fun of it but to help others understand, love and enjoy the land of God through video. WHY DO I POST THESE VIDEO ADVENTURES? There is a need for people to know the the Bible [...]

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