Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Legatus Pilgrimage: “You are Peter!”

by Steve Ray on October 13, 2009

Today was another banner day with beautiful weather and great events. Every one of the Legates are doing well and enjoy this trip immensely.

Today we had Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

Then we drove north to the Lebanese border to visit Banias — Caesarea Philippi of old — to see the huge rock and cave in front of which Jesus said “You are Peter and on the Rock I will build my Church.” We had lunch at a Druze Restaurant in the heart of the Golan Heights.

Next came the stop to view the border with Syria before returning to the Sea of Galilee and stopping at the Church of the Primacy of Peter. Three hours of free time in the afternoon was enjoyed by all before our very elegant and special dinner at Aberge Shulamit in Rosh Pina.


St. John of the Cross: Contemplative or Charismatic

by Steve Ray on October 13, 2009

John_Cross1A great article by Ralph Martin, Professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, author and President of Renewal Ministries.

One paragraph from Ralph Martin’s article:

This experience opened in me a great desire to read all of St. John of the Cross, all of Teresa of Avila, all of Therese the Little Flower and to really understand what they were given by God to teach. As I did so they became the most important guides in my spiritual life.

And then, unexpectedly, I received a telephone call from Franciscan University of Steubenville asking if I was willing to teach a graduate course in theology in the area of evangelization in the summer MA program. I said I’d be interested but was wondering if I could teach John and Teresa instead. They said yes and that began a new and unexpected phase in my life.

Click here to read the St. John of the Cross: Contemplative or Charismatic?