Pilgrimage

Screen Shot 2019-06-26 at 4.31.18 PMOur popular St. Paul Mediterranean Pilgrimage Cruise and “Seminar at Sea” is now open for registration. We visit 10 biblical sites!! Cabins are limited – first come, first serve. Already over 1/3 full.

Register soon because this trip is very popular and there is already filling quickly. We only do this Mediterranean Cruise every two years. On this cruise we are bringing my son, one of my daughters and eight of our oldest grandchildren. What a blast!

Contact our Reservations Team at 866-557-2364, or write them at FootprintsOfGod@ctscentral.net.

For an interactive map, a full itinerary of the 10 biblical sites we will visit and a lot more, click HERE or on the image to the right.

We have two of our favorite priests lined up and Mass every day at spectacular sites. Fr. James Conlon is one of my favorite homilists and pilgrimage priests. He is pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Fr. Chris Alar is a priest with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception with Fr. Michael Gaitley.

Frs. James Conlon & Chris Alar

The pricing INCLUDES airfare and the daily biblical excursions ashore and meals – and ALL tips!

We also offer a very affordable Rome post-cruise adventure!

Steve & Janet Ray designed the detailed itinerary themselves to maximize biblical and Catholic learning and fun. The Ray’s are bringing 2 of their adult children with 8 of their wonderful home-schooled grandkids!

Contact our Reservations Team at 866-557-2364, or write them at FootprintsOfGod@ctscentral.net.

Remember that this is not just a pilgrimage and a cruise but also a “SEMINAR AT SEA.” We have several afternoons free on the ship. Iwill give his popular talk “The Life of St. Paul,” Fr. Conlon (one of my favorite homilists ever) will give talks as well. Fr. Chris is a leading expert on St. Maria Faustina and the Divine Mercy. He will be sharing much on this while we voyage the Seas! Steve will also be sharing at each of the biblical sites along the way.

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Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 7.54.03 AMWe are going to the Passion Play in Oberammergau Germany in 2020. This play is only performed every ten years.

Visit our “Oberammergau Page” June trip or August trip. where you can see the full itinerary and register. s and soon be able to register. Contact us at footprintsofgod@cts.central.net or call 866-468-1420.

We have packed these trips with loads of goodies like meeting with the head of the Swiss Guard, a meeting with Gianna Molla (daughter of St. Gianna), a visit to Dachau and the magnificent Alto Pinakothek Museum in Munich (Rembrandt’s Life of Christ series).

semplicemente-una-granFussen and St. Gallen Germany with Mass at Wieskirche. Sightseeing and free time in Zurich Switzerland and a drive through the Alps to the beautiful Milan Italy.

In Milan, we have a day of touring, especially a visit to the stunning Duomo Cathedral, St. Ambrose Church for the bones of Doctor of the Church St. Ambrose who converted St. Augustine.

3048_636072778004683635In June, we take the hi-speed train to Rome for three glorious days in Rome, the Glory of Christendom! We will visit the major churches, see the Catacombs and Vatican Museum (with Sistine Chapel) and eat the best food in the world.

June 16-24: Oberammergau (Play 6/19
     June 24-27 Rome Extension
Aug 11-19: Oberammergau (Play 8/14)

Enjoy our interactive map at the links above. Few seats are left so contact us soon at footprintsofgod@CTSCentral.net or at 866-468-1420.

See our stops and itinerary on the interactive map below.

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Comments & Farewells from Jerusalem!

by Steve Ray on January 7, 2020

Enjoy all the final comments and farewells from this amazing group of families on our Family Christmas Holy Land Pilgrimage.

We do this same family pilgrimage over Christmas break every year.

It has a profound impact on young people and they’re not likely to lose their faith later on in life after having been immersed in the Land here with a truly Catholic pilgrimage.

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Fun Day with Camels, Dead Sea Floating, Jericho, Feet in Jordan River….

January 6, 2020

Today was a free day—and our last day—and many people went off and did things on their bucket list. However, a lot of others joined us on the Optional Day where we had a lot of fun adventures. We started with Mass in the morning at the Notre Dame Center (homily here) with the blessing […]

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Rainy Stations of the Cross, Mass in Church of Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, 50 Santa’s and more

January 5, 2020

Rich day starting with Via Dolorosa and Mass near the Tomb (homily here). Back to Notre Dame to get warm and dry and eat breakfast. Then to Western Wall, great lunch at Rossini’s, free time explore, 50 International Santa’s, Holy Shroud Exhibit and dinner on the roof.

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Mount of Olives and Mount Zion

January 4, 2020

Today was very intensive following the ministry of Jesus Christ. We started at Gethsemane for a very emotional Mass at the rock where He sweat drops of blood (homily here). We saw olive trees over 2000 years old that were there when Jesus was in his agony. We went to the top of the Mount […]

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“O Little Town of Bethlehem” all day and dancing

January 3, 2020

Yes, there is a 30 foot high wall that surrounds Bethlehem and the Christians are secluded behind the wall along with the Muslims, even though the Christians have never caused a problem. So today we spent the day driving through that wall into Bethlehem to visit the place of Jesus’s birth but also to support […]

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Boat Ride on Galilee, 1st Communion at Capernaum; Visitation and Jerusalem

January 2, 2020

After our boat ride on the Sea of Galilee we had a young lady with us named Nina who had her first communion at the church in Capernaum where Jesus said the words, “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood.” What a great experience for young Nina and her family (<a href=”https://youtu.be/r5nPpz2tCMo” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>homily […]

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Mount Tabor, Cana & Nazareth; Dinner at Magdelena

December 31, 2019

Third day started early to beat the crowds to Mount Tabor. Taxi vans up the mountain for Mass at the site of the Transfiguration (homily here). Renewal of wedding vows at Cana and my talk on St. John chapter 2 (Watch talk here). Lunch in Nazareth before visiting Church of Annunciation and praying the First […]

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Wow, did everyone look better today after a good nights sleep in Galilee!

December 31, 2019

After arriving in Tel Aviv and spending the first night in Tiberias, the group sure looked more refreshed and ready to go this morning. We took off for Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes before heading north to the upper tip of Israel, driving along the border with Lebanon. We went to Caesarea Philippi, which […]

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Two Buses of Families Arrive in Tel Aviv

December 30, 2019

This is our annual Holy Land Pilgrimage for families over Christmas break. It’s very smart to bring young people here and immerse them in the land of Jesus to have experiences they will never forget. We do teaching for the young people to help ground them in the Catholic faith. We want the Bible to […]

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Enjoying Christmas Walking Around Jerusalem’s Old City

December 29, 2019
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Pictures from Christmas in Jerusalem

December 27, 2019

Janet and I arrived a few days before our group of families arrive for our Christmas Family Holy Land Pilgrimage. We took a few pictures while walking around today and thought you might enjoy them.

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Aztecs, Human Sacrifice, Abortion and Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2019

Today we visited the Aztec Temple in Mexico City. The cathedral of Mexico City was built right next to the 500-year temple. I did a lot of study on the Aztecs and their massive human sacrifices and cannibalism. I realized there was a great tie-in with the Catholic faith, the sacrifice of Christ and abortion […]

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Steve Ray at Israel Museum Shows How The Temple Demonstrates Our Salvation in Christ

December 6, 2019

While visiting the Temple Model in the Israel Museum, few people understand what they are looking at. The Temple tells the whole story of our salvation and the relationship between the Old Testament and New. In this 5-minute video I talk about Jew and Gentile, circumcision and faith. I hope this helps you understand the […]

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Month of May Marian Pilgrimage thru Fatima, Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela and more

December 5, 2019

What a great pilgrimage to celebrate our Blessed Mother in the month of May. This is an adventure planned by Steve & Janet Ray and the Footprints of God. The best Catholic guide, hotels, bus, daily Masses, restaurants and sites. Our dear friend and marvelous priest Fr. Abel Ruiz along with Deacon Roy Gonzales will […]

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