August 2019

Bible Riddle

by Steve Ray on August 30, 2019

I am one but you’d see three,
and people barely think of me.
But I am often on their lips,
or found beneath their fingertips.
I warrant very little thought,
but with my help billions are taught.
And while I span a space so small,
I help you see what’s one, not all.
When God’s words first appeared on scrolls,
I was not found among their roles.
But in God’s word I’m now throughout,
to help you his will learn about.
Read just his first verse and his last,
and you’ve seen me there five times fast.
In fact this verse is one of few,
in which I’m not found through and through.
Although it’s true I’m found in “there”
but you will never see me here.

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Poland 9: Final Comments & Farewells!

by Steve Ray on August 30, 2019

We are unable to fit everything into one video so we added this final video with our last moments of the trip. This includes our amazing dinner, farewells and comments, and the departure.

We especially want to thank our partners and making this trip such a success including Corporate Travel Services and Ave Maria Radio along with GM Travel.

Poland is an amazing pilgrimage country and one will be visiting again soon in 2021 with Ignatius Press.

As you watch the short video you’ll see what all of our pilgrims thought of the trip and their compliments not only to Poland, the Catholicity of the country, our services and suppliers but just a general overall awe and appreciation of the pilgrimage.

 

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In February 2020 we have 15 seats left open to “Holy Land Part II with Jordan.”

All NEW SITES for those who have Holy Land. Exciting places few people ever see on trips to Israel.

Lots of Old Testament locations and the New Testament as well. Drink water from Jacob’s Well in Samaria, visit the Tombs of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in Hebron and call down fire from heaven on Mount Murhakah with Elijah the Prophet.

Explore the pre-1976  Jordanian military bunkers, learn to use a sling like David used to kill Goliath in the Elah Valley and much more!

We begin this trip with four days in Jordan–an amazing biblical country.

So many people have the city of Petra on their “Bucket List” which we will enjoy for a whole day!

For information visit my Holy Land II website or contact my associates at FootprintsOfGod@ctscentral.net or call ?(866) 468-1420?.

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Poland 8: Market Square & Wieliczka Salt Mine

August 29, 2019

Today has two videos: our full day and,second posted soon as Part 2 with comments from Al and Sally Kresta, our final extraordinary dinner along with Comments and Farewells. A free morning for everyone to enjoy crack off and the 13th century caps on market Square which is one of the oldest and largest squares […]

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Why Fundamentalist Protestants are Wrong on Dispensationalism

August 29, 2019

Why Fundamentalist Protestants are Wrong on Dispensationalism and the OT Law  By Steve Ray Dear Jerry: I haven’t heard from you in quite some time and I was thinking that it’s my turn to take you out to lunch since you paid the bill at Zingerman’s last time. Things are going very well for us and I […]

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Poland 7: Auschwitz-Birkenau (and Maximilian Kolbe’s Sacrifice)

August 28, 2019

This morning we had a later start than earlier days and everyone appreciated that. We boarded the bus and went to St. Stanislaw on the Rock Church for our Mass (homily here). Then we had a 1 1/2 hour drive to Auschwitz. Along the way we prayed and watched a movie and prepared for this […]

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The Kiss of Mercy

August 28, 2019

My daughter-in-law Anna is very insightful about spiritual things, and in raising our grandkids. Couldn’t ask for a better daughter (in-law, though we consider her our daughter by now :-) She put this up on her FaceBook page a while ago and I was compelled to share it again. Janet and I read this with […]

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St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise Brochure & Pricing just released!

August 28, 2019

Our popular St. Paul Mediterranean Pilgrimage Cruise and “Seminar at Sea” is now open for registration. Cabins are limited – first come, first serve. Register soon because this trip is very popular and there is already a list of interested cruisers. We only do this Mediterranean Cruise every two years. For an interactive map, a […]

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At Auschwitz Today: St. Maximillian Kolbe the Martyr and Auschwitz

August 28, 2019

Since we are walking through the horror of Auschwitz today I wanted to share the story of one hero who gave his life in exchange for another man–a father and husband. St. Maximilian Kolbe was starved to death – and we visit his death cell today. Click here for the whole story and pictures… St. […]

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Poland 6: St. JP II Center; Divine Mercy Center; Tour of Krakow

August 27, 2019

The last time we were here the new St John Paul II Center was still under construction, though still spectacular. Today we saw the finished product and it was stunning and everyone enjoyed it. In the center of the huge sanctuary is a vial of the Pope’s blood. A short drive to the Divine Mercy […]

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Mary Saw Mercy… so real and visible and close it may have splashed on her face.

August 27, 2019

Since we are visiting the convent of St. Maria Faustina, I thought I would share this meditation on the Divine Mercy of God. Mary knew mercy. Mary saw mercy. The mercy was so real and visible and close it may have splashed on her face. Sister Faustina’s Divine Mercy shows the blood and water springing […]

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Maria Faustina and the Divine Mercy: A Short Biography & History

August 27, 2019

Since today we are praying the Divine Mercy at the bones of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska at the convent in Poland, I thought I would share this short biography and history. Click here for the whole story with pictures…. The Biography of St. Maria Faustina. (August 25, 1905 – October 5, 1938)
 An excerpt from Apostle of Divine Mercy, a […]

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Poland 5: Zakopane to Wadowice to Kalwaria to Krakow

August 26, 2019

It’s sad to leave the pine-covered mountains of Zakopane. The hotel here has been very comfortable and it will be hard to get people on the bus to leave 🙂  But this morning we head to Wadowice which is the birthplace of St. Pope John Paul II, known then as Karl Józef Wojtyła. Here we’ll […]

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Should Catholics Attend Non-denominational or Ecumenical Bible Studies?

August 26, 2019

Every day, Catholics are invited by coworkers, neighbors, and even family members to “ecumenical” Bible studies. Should they go? Certainly all of us would benefit from more study of Scripture, but as someone who has been a part of a number of Protestant Bible studies—I’ve even taught them—I discourage Catholics from attending them because of […]

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Poland 4: Mountains of Zakopane

August 25, 2019

So we begin our 4th day here in Poland. What a glorious morning up in the mountains of Zakopane in our chalet-like 5-star hotel. I’m going to have a hard time getting everyone to leave here in two days :-) We started the day by visiting one of the old wooden churches built out of […]

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Was Abraham Saved by Faith Alone? Are the Protestants Right?

August 25, 2019

Today (Monday) I will be on the radio with Gary Michuta at 1 PM at https://virginmostpowerfulradio.org/. Hope you can listen in. Our topic will be Abraham, Father of Faith & Works. I am looking forward to this live show. In honor of this event today I am posting this article on Abraham, a critique I made of […]

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