Pilgrimage

Last Call for “Saints & Shrines of Italy” – only 4 seats left

January 13, 2018

If you want to see more of Italy than just Rome, this is the trip for you. We start in the north and work our way south through Milan, Pavia, Florence, Sienna, Assisi, San Giovanni Rotundo, Loreto, Manoppello, Lanciano and more – finally arriving for the highlights of Rome. This pilgrimage begins April 21 with […]

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Day 8: Camels, Dead Sea, Jordan River and more

January 6, 2018

Will have video up soon.

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Tear-jerker Homily at Gethsemane, Mt. of Olives, Upper Room, Mary’s Death, Dinner on Roof of Jerusalem…

January 5, 2018

Even though it was raining part of the day we had a marvelous bunch of experiences. Mass at Gethsemane is always moving but the homily made it all the more a tearjerker. Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Upper Room, Prison of Jesus and “shout out” from Ave Maria Academy. Enjoy!

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Via Dolorosa, Calvary, Mass at Tomb, Western Wall, Jerusalem Bishop & more

January 4, 2018

We started the day at 3:45 AM. But everybody thanked us later. Join us as we walk the Via Dolorosa caring our crosses with Jesus to Calvary and then for Mass at the Tomb. We also visited the Western Wall, met with the Bishop of Jerusalem and more. Enjoy! Holy Sepulchre Rest of the day…

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All Day Bethlehem from Mass to Dance!

January 3, 2018

Fantastic day. Join us. Homily at Shepherds Field, touching birthplace of Christ, dancing… All the sites… Dancing…

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Day 4: Beatitudes, Multiplication of Loaves, Capernaum,Visitation and more

January 2, 2018

Another great day in Galilee visiting the Mount of Beatitudes, Multiplication of Loaves and Fish and Mass at Capernaum (Watch the homily here). Then we ate St. Peter’s Fish before driving south toward Jerusalem. Before arriving in Jerusalem we stopped to visit the Visitation were Mary had walked 100 miles to visit her relative Elizabeth. […]

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Day 4: Beatitudes, Multiplication of Loaves, Capernaum,Visitation and more

January 2, 2018

Another great day in Galilee visiting the Mount of Beatitudes, Multiplication of Loaves and Fish and Mass at Capernaum (Watch the homily here). Then we ate St. Peter’s Fish before driving south toward Jerusalem. Before arriving in Jerusalem we stopped to visit the Visitation were Mary had walked 100 miles to visit her relative Elizabeth. […]

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Day 3: Primacy of Peter, Golan Heights, “You are Rock,” Seagulls on Galilee…

January 1, 2018

Great day in northern Galilee driving along the Lebanese and Syrian border. We have a lot of kids with us on this family pilgrimage and they are unbelievably wonderful. We celebrated Mass at the Primacy of Peter Church on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. This Is where Jesus asked Peter if he loved […]

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Feast of the Holy Family at House of Holy Family in Nazareth

December 31, 2017

It was quite fun celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family in Nazareth where I gave my talk about the Holy Family where they lived for 30 years.
We also renewed our wedding vows in Cana of Galilee and had Mass atop the mountain of Transfiguration. They…

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Arrival in Israel, Very Safe & Quiet. Enjoy!

December 30, 2017

All the pilgrims arrive safely except one priest from Nigeria who missed his flight but will join us tomorrow. Everyone is tired from the long flight but excited and enthusiastic. We are all appreciating Fr. Dan Long, especially after his first Mass by the shore of Galilee. Here is the first homily which was exceptional. […]

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Security in Israel: Safe to Travel with Steve & Janet?

December 26, 2017

UPDATE 12/11/17:  Watching the mainstream media today and making a few observations. 1) The images they keep showing are not current events but are pulled from stock video footage from the past. I doubt that any of the images of rock throwing and tear gas is current video. 2) They are making this violence, which is very small at […]

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Fr. Andrew Apostoli Goes to Meet His Lord

December 13, 2017

A good friend has gone to be with his Lord. Fr. Andrew Apostoli died in the early hours of December 13. Many of us remember him joining us our Lourdes and Fatima pilgrimage in May of this year. He was a great teacher, a joy and a light for a lost world. May God receive […]

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My EWTN TV Show with Dr. Scott Hahn, Michael Hernon and Dr. Regis Martin

November 30, 2017

Here is the show aired a few weeks ago on EWTN. It was my appearance on the Franciscan University Presents with Dr. Scott Hahn, Michael Hernon and Dr. Regis Martin. It was a fun show about “Abraham: Father of Faith and Works” and the whole story of salvation. Enjoy!

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Archbishop Lucas’ Closing Remarks

November 27, 2017

 
Group Photo

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Holy Land Pilgrimage Final Farewells and Comments

November 16, 2017

It is always fun to hear what people have to say about the pilgrimage we just completed. They’re enjoyable, interesting and worth listening to. Enjoy!

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Day 8: Final Day Riding Camels, Swimming in Dead Sea and more

November 16, 2017

Today is the last day and a lot of fun. We visit the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, ride camels and have lunch in Jericho. And that’s not all — there’s a whole lot more. Enjoy this video of our final day!

For the homily of the concluding Mass, click here.

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