Pilgrimage

Moving 3 buses around is always a challenge but it’s going as smooth as silk and everyone is very happy. We are covering all the bases and doing it was great organization and joy!

Today we started out with Mass and talks at Gethsemane. This is always a very moving place for people. From there to the top of the Mount of Olives to the place where Jesus taught the disciples to pray the Our Father. Also the place he ascended into heaven.

Lunch at a kibbutz and then to the high lookout promenade overlooking  Jerusalem for my talk “The Story of Salvation from Adam and Eve until Today.“ Mount Zion was next for the Upper Room and Church of Dormition. Most of our group lined up and entered the empty tomb of the Holy Sepulchre. Some free time and dinner at the hotel.

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Day 5 Bethlehem All Day with Spirit Catholic Radio

by Steve Ray on November 18, 2019

Two videos today to cover all the evening dancing.

Today we leave Israel and enter the Palestinian territory and spend the day in Bethlehem. We start at the Olivewood Store where we hear the Our Father Prayer sung in the language of Our Lord. We had our Mass at St. Catherine’s at 11 AM. This is where the Christmas Eve Mass is televised on from Bethlehem.

Lunch and Nativity Church to touch the birthplace of Jesus—lots of people and long line but we got through in less than 1 1/2 hours

Shepherds Field and then to the Grotto for dinner and dancing.

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Today we finished up our exploration of Galilee and the 3 year ministry of Jesus. We started the day with Mass at Capernaum where Jesus said, “Eat My Flash and Drink My Blood!“ I gave my talk entitled “Defending the Eucharist.

St. Peter’s Fish for lunch. Then we headed south towards Jerusalem stopping along the way for snacks and restrooms and then visiting the place where Mary met with her relative Elizabeth. Mary walked over 90 miles which always surprises people. From the Visitation we headed to our hotel, the Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem.

After dinner I gave Janet and my conversion story in the auditorium at the Notre Dame Center.

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Day 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Syrian Border and more with Spirit Catholic Radio

November 16, 2019

There was a bike race today that closed the streets of Tiberias so we had to be very clever to get out of the hotel around the roadblocks and on the road to our pilgrimage sites today. We started with Mass at Beatitudes before driving to the northern tip of Israel along the Lebanese border […]

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Day 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Syrian Border and more with Spirit Catholic Radio

November 16, 2019

There was a bike race today that closed the streets of Tiberias so we had to be very clever to get out of the hotel around the roadblocks and on the road to our pilgrimage sites today. We started with Mass at Beatitudes before driving to the northern tip of Israel along the Lebanese border […]

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Day 2 Spirit Catholic Radio in Israel: Cana, Nazareth & Transfiguration

November 15, 2019

If you think 3 buses is cumbersome, think again. If organized and punctual withThe best team it runs as smooth as silk. We started with a sumptuous breakfast before heading to Cana to renew our wedding vows. Then Mass and Rosary at the Basilica of the Annunciation where 15-year old Mary heard the words, “Hail […]

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Day 2 Spirit Catholic Radio in Israel: Cana, Nazareth & Transfiguration

November 15, 2019

If you think 3 buses is cumbersome, think again. If organized and punctual withThe best team it runs as smooth as silk. We started with a sumptuous breakfast before heading to Cana to renew our wedding vows. Then Mass and Rosary at the Basilica of the Annunciation where 15-year old Mary heard the words, “Hail […]

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Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 1 with Spirit Catholic Radio

November 14, 2019

Everyone arrived in good order with no mishaps. Three brand new Mercedes buses with 152 excited pilgrims! Enjoy!

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A Boatload of Pictures from our Poland trip, Thanks to Tom

November 4, 2019

Enjoy all the pictures of our recent trip to Poland!
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Museum, Jordan River, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea, Camels & Farewells

October 18, 2019

The final day of our pilgrimage, a trip which has gone wonderfully smooth, spiritually, organized and fun. But today is our Optional Day where we mainly do fun things and go down into the Jordan Valley. Floating in the Dead Sea and camel riding is alwa…

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Church of Agony, Grotto of Our Lord’s Arrest, Tomb of Mary and more

October 16, 2019

We started the day with Mass at the Church of Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Near the Garden of Gethsemane is the cave where Jesus and his disciples were spending the night when Judas came and betrayed him. Nearby is the Church of the Tomb of Mary, are also called the Church of the […]

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Dinner of a Whole Lamb and Dancing in Bethlehem

October 15, 2019

Good fun evening in Bethlehem!

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Via Dolorosa and Calvary, Mount of Olives and Zion; Rain!

October 15, 2019

An early start doing the Via Dolorosa and Mass at Calvary. Up the Mount of concluding with my talk “The Story of Salvation from Adam and Eve until Today”. Mount Zion and lots of rain which is very unusual. Watch for part two of today which was dinner and dancing in Bethlehem. Enjoy!

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Dinner & Dancing in Bethlehem

October 15, 2019

Great evening eating a whole lamb and dancing local Danika dancing with young Christians.

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Bethlehem all Day and Exclusive Entrance to the Tomb

October 14, 2019

Bethlehem is a unique city in the Palestinian West Bank. we spend the day here starting out in our favorite caps on olivewood store where we know there are quality products and where it’s safe to use credit cards and to have things shipped. A lot of the olive wood being sold in Israel today […]

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From Galilee to Jerusalem with a lot in between

October 13, 2019

Day 4 is always a big day since we move from Galilee to Jerusalem. We start out with Mass at Capernaum at the home of Jesus and Peter. It is Sunday so very appropriate that the readings here are “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood” (homily here). I always give my talk Defending the […]

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