Pilgrimage

Excellent Talk by Rev. Billy Graham – A Message for Our Time and a Blast from My Past (video fixed)

November 7, 2017

I have a soft spot in my heart for this man because he has had a PROFOUND impact on our family. It was his message over the airwaves in 1953 that first brought my mom to Christ and my mom and dad then brought us boys to a living and vibrant knowledge of Jesus Christ.  […]

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Mary a Mediatrix? Isn’t there just One Mediator?

November 6, 2017

The Bible says, “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 2:5). Yet Catholics refer to Mary as a Mediatrix (feminine form of the word mediator). So, isn’t that prima facie evidence that Catholics make up doctrines, worship Mary and disregard the Bible? […]

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Protestant Heaven vs. Catholic Heaven – Simpson Style

November 5, 2017

This got a chuckle out of me so I thought you might like it to. In a dream Marge sees Bart and Homer convert to the Catholic Church and go to Catholic heaven, leaving her behind in Protestant heaven, to her chagrin. Click HERE.

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Fatima Wrap-up, Last Mass, Comments and Farewells, Good-bye Dinner

November 5, 2017

Sad to say “Goodbye” but for most of the pilgrims it was not “Goodbye” but rather “Until We See You on the Next Pilgrimage.” This video contains our last pilgrimage Mass in Fatima (see/hear Archbishop Lucas’ final pilgrimage Homily here). Portions of our farewell dinner, lots of images and heartfelt comments and farewells. Enjoy!

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Day 8: Fatima all day! 100th Anniversary!

November 4, 2017

We started the day with a wonderful breakfast at our Sancta Maria hotel before taking a tour of the whole shrine and the homes of the three children. Then archbishop Lucas celebrated with other two priests at the Chapel of the Apparition where 70,000 people saw the sun dance 100 years ago. You can hear/see […]

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Day 7: Santiago to Coimbra to Fatima

November 3, 2017

Left Santiago de Compostela after a great breakfast and headed to Bon Jesus. This is one of the most remarkable churches that anyone has ever seen with an altar piece of life-size figures at the crucifixion of Jesus and gardens and patios that go down the side of the mountain with beautiful trees and flowers […]

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Fatima’s ‘Miracle of the Sun’ broke darkness of Portugal’s atheist regimes

November 3, 2017

Since we arrive in Fatima today with our 3 buses, I thought I would share this EXCELLENT article about the power of the miracle in the midst of an antheist government and oppression of Christians. Fatima, Portugal, Oct 12, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News) On “the day the sun danced,” thousands of people bore witness […]

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Day 6: All Day Santiago de Compostela with El Camino Pilgrims; Huge Incensor!

November 2, 2017

Joined all the pilgrims arriving from the long El Camino pilgrimage. Many of our group got up early and walked part of the El Camino – the Way of St. James. Mass at the cathedral with the Archbishop presiding. You have to see the huge incensor, called the “botafumero” which takes eight men to operate. […]

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Day 6: Santiago de Compostela all day; Huge Incensor!

November 2, 2017

Joined all the pilgrims arriving from the long El Camino pilgrimage. Many of our group got up early and walked part of the El Camino – the Way of St. James. Mass at the cathedral with the Archbishop presiding. You have to see the huge incensor, called the “botafumero” which takes eight men to operate. […]

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Day 5: Burgos to Leon to Santiago

November 1, 2017

Fantastic Mass at Burgos Cathedral with our two cantors and glorious art. You can see/hear the homily here. Tour of the majestic church and the museum. Some free time in the piazza. Conversion Stories, Vocation stories, prayer, movies and more on Drive thru Spain. Lunch in the center of Leon Spain was the cathedral towering […]

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Day 5: Burgos to Leon to Santiago de Compostela

November 1, 2017

Fantastic Mass at Burgos Cathedral with our two cantors and glorious art. You can see/hear the homily here. Tour of the majestic church and the museum. Some free time in the piazza. Conversion Stories, Vocation stories, prayer, movies and more on Drive thru Spain. Lunch in the center of Leon Spain was the cathedral towering […]

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Lourdes Day 3: Mass at St. Bernadette’s Relics, Meeting Head Doctor of Lourdes and more

October 30, 2017

Mass at Immaculate Conception Church at the eRelics of Saint Bernadette. You can see/hear the homily here. We also had an incredible opportunity to meet with the doctor in charge of all of Lourdes. He spent two hours with us explaining the detailed history of Saint Bernadette, the site and how miracles are determined by […]

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Lourdes all Day: Mass at the Grotto, Following Footprints of Young Bernadette, Rosary Procession and more

October 29, 2017

Our first full day started with Mass in the Grotto of Lourdes where our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. Archbishop Lucas presided at the beautiful and reverent Mass in the “cave.” You can hear/see his excellent homily here. We then gave people free time until 2:30 for going to the baths (though they […]

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Lourdes All Day: Mass at Grotto, Touring Life of Bernadette, Rosary Procession and more

October 29, 2017

Our first full day started with Mass in the Grotto of Lourdes where our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. Archbishop Lucas presided at the beautiful and reverent Mass in the “cave.” You can hear/see his excellent homily here. We then gave people free time until 2:30 for going to the baths (though they […]

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Our 3 Buses Arrive in Lourdes France – All Excited and Ready to Go!

October 28, 2017

Always good on the first day to see everyone excited, happy and ready for spiritual adventures – and other kinds of adventures too. We had our first Mass with Archbishop Lucas from Omaha Nebraska at the St. Joseph Chapel here at the Lourdes Shrine. Hear the first homily here. Enjoy our first day here in France […]

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North Lieutenancy Pilgrimage Comments & Farewells

October 23, 2017
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