Thursday, April 9, 2015

First Days in Portugal

by Steve Ray on April 9, 2015

The first video is me on a hiking tour along the waterfront of Lisbon. I look at a lot of the people, places and things as I go through this beautiful city. I end up at the Monastery of St. Jerome. Built in the 1500s it is now under the control of the government and no longer a Catholic property. How sad :-)

The second video is of our pilgrims arriving in Lisbon at the airport and boarding the bus and heading for Fatima. Most of them have traveled with us before which makes us very happy. Welcome to Fatima. 

Video of pilgrims arriving in Lisbon and our drive up to Fatima. Everyone is fine and in good spirits even after the long trans-Atlantic flight. 


This was very clever. A friend posted it on my site.

“When someone tells me they are non-denominational — I tell them I am pre-denominational.”

For those who don’t get it:  pre-denomination means “before the Protestant Reformation (read: Rebellion).” The Protestants gave birth to the multiplying denominations. Before them there was the pre-denomination — the Catholic Church.

By the way, the term “denomination” derives originally from “taking a new name.”