Saturday, February 11, 2017

Since today is the Feast Day of Lourdes, I thought I would share our two 15 minute videos we made there so you can share the excitement of being there on this special day.

Amazing day at Lourdes – enjoy! First video is our mass and exploration of the Grotto and a tour of Bernadette’s life.

The second video is made up of two huge processions the first Eucharistic benediction in one of the biggest churches on earth underground and the second one was a Rosary procession around the shrine.

JOIN US on two amazing pilgrimages to Lourdes this year along with Mass, tours and celebration at Fatima for the 100th Anniversary. Learn more with interactive map (videos and pictures), full itinerary and more.

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It was 1993 and Al Kresta was a Protestant pastor and talk show host on the largest Protestant radio station in Detroit. And he returned to the Catholic Church. This is his story written a while ago, but just as interesting and instructive today as when he wrote it.

“This is why I returned to the Catholic Church, not necessarily why you ought to. I’m more than happy to make a presentation some night to say why you ought to. This is my story of how I returned.

I was raised Roman Catholic, in a church-going, sacrament-receiving home. I have, really, very positive memories of my upbringing. I liked it. It was kind of mysterious. I remember going there, and there was the Eucharist, and that was Jesus, and the church was in hushed silence. There was this awe.

I had that sense of the sacred from my experience in the Church. My first confession, I still remember as one of the most powerful spiritual experiences I ever had. I remember emerging from the confessional and leaving the church on a Saturday afternoon, and finding myself floating off the ground. I felt that I was united with God, that my sins were forgiven; it was a great experience, and I remember it to this day. That has a lot to do with my early years; basically a positive experience. Once I hit my teen years, it was a different story. It was the mid-60s. I graduated from high school in 1969, and during those high school and teen years I went the way that a lot of kids did during that period….”

For the whole story, click here.

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