Pilgrimage

Enjoy today’s video from Boat Ride on Galilee, Mass at Capernaum to Discovering Mary at Visitation to Jerusalem.

Great Body and Blood homily right where Jesus gave that teaching.

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Enjoy today’s video from Boat Ride on Galilee, Mass at Capernaum to Discovering Mary at Visitation to Jerusalem.

Great Body and Blood homily right where Jesus gave that teaching.

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IMG_7139Tomorrow morning we will take our group to Bethlehem to buy quality Olive Wood products make and sold by the local Christians.

When we bring our groups here we only take them to shops that sell the REAL DEAL, real Olive Wood products carved by the local Christians who are in much need of our help.

In this way, you are insured of getting the best quality product AND certain you are helping the local Christians.

Lots of the things for sale in the Holy Land are cheap knock-offs. What a shame to get junk and fail to support the local Christians. This also goes for products that are sold in parishes in the USA.

$_1Make sure the people selling in the parishes are REALLY Catholics and have the REAL products. There are many scams even in the US.

Here is a recent piece exposing the Chinese scams. It begins,

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Christmas is approaching and pilgrims and tourists have begun to arrive, crowding the souvenir shops that line the narrow streets and alleys of Bethlehem, the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace.

IMG_6345But when visitors choose to take a piece of the Holy Land back home with them, they better check the labels. Many souvenirs — including the West Bank town’s trademark rosary beads — are imported from abroad, mainly China.

A small number of souvenir shops are now trying to fight the trend, stocking their shelves almost exclusively with locally made products. Shopkeepers say that while their wares may be more expensive, the quality is much better and they give an important boost to the struggling economy.

For the whole article, click here.

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There are Two Seas in Palestine – Which One are You Like?

April 30, 2017

Since we are on a boat sailing the Sea of Galilee today, I thought I would share this parable that we will be reading to the pilgrims. Two Seas in Palestine, by Bruce Barton “There are two seas in Palestine. One is fresh, and fish are in it. Splashes of green adorn its banks. Trees […]

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Israel Day 3: Celebration of Food Donation Collection with Mass at Multiplication, and much more

April 29, 2017

Great day in Northern Israel. Enjoy! For the homily at Tabgha, the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish, for 25th anniversary of Food Donation Connection click here. One of the funniest and insightful homilies ever. Fantastic dinner celebrating 25th Anniversary of Food Donation Connection!

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Israel Day 3: Primacy of Peter, Multiplication, Golan, Beatitudes and more

April 29, 2017

Great day in Northern Israel. Enjoy!
For the homily at Tabgha, the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish, for 25th anniversary of Food Donation Connection click here. One of the funniest and insightful homilies ever.

Fantastic dinner celebrating 25th An…

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Holy Land Day 2: Transfiguration, Cana and Nazareth

April 28, 2017

Great day. Enjoy us virtually :-) Homily at Church of Transfiguration here.

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Holy Land Day 2: Transfiguration, Cana and Nazareth

April 28, 2017

Great day. Enjoy us virtually 🙂 Homily at Church of Transfiguration here.

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Holy Land Pilgrime Arrived – Ready to Go!

April 27, 2017

NOTE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THESE PILGRIMS — please messages below in Comments and I’ll read them on the bus. Humor is always appreciated ?? This Holy Land pilgrimage is sponsored by the Food Donation Connection which is a very marvelous organization that finds ways to collect wasted food and distribute it to the […]

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Arrival in Israel – all set to GO!

April 27, 2017

NOTE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THESE PILGRIMS — please messages below in Comments and I’ll read them on the bus. Humor is always appreciated. This Holy Land pilgrimage is sponsored by the Food Donation Connection which is a very marvelous organization that finds ways to collect wasted food and distribute it to the poor […]

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Newly Renovated Tomb of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre

April 27, 2017

Before our group arrived today Janet and I visited the Tomb of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre a few days after its unveiling without the ugly iron girders that used to surround it for support. Here are a few pictures of the new exterior and one of the interior. Nothing is really changed (except removal […]

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Newly Renovated Tomb in Holy Sepulchre

April 27, 2017

Before our group arrived today Janet and I visited the Tomb of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre a few days after its unveiling without the ugly iron girders that used to surround it for support. Here are a few pictures of the new exterior and one of the interior. Nothing is really changed (except removal […]

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Newly Renovated Tomb in Holy Sepulchre

April 27, 2017

Before our group arrived today Janet and I visited the Tomb of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre a few days after its unveiling without the ugly iron girders that used to surround it for support. Here are a few pictures of the new exterior and one of the interior. Nothing is really changed (except removal […]

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Newly Renovated Tomb in Holy Sepulchre

April 27, 2017

Before our group arrived today Janet and I visited the Tomb of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre a few days after its unveiling without the ugly iron girders that used to surround it for support. Here are a few pictures of the new exterior and one of the interior. Nothing is really changed (except removal […]

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Are You Buying REAL Holy Land Olive Wood Products? or Chinese Cheap Imports?

April 8, 2017

Soon we will take another group to Bethlehem to buy quality Olive Wood products make and sold by the local Christians. When we bring our groups here we only take them to shops that sell the REAL DEAL, real Olive Wood products carved by the local Christians who are in much need of our help. In this way, you […]

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Learn about the Protest-ant Reformation

March 24, 2017

See the Interactive Map, Itinerary and more HERE. For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth at emarkey@ctscentral.net or (313) 744-2530 or toll-free 1-800-727-1999, ext.150.

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