Pilgrimages

2nd Half of our Group Arrive in Israel

September 12, 2018

The second half of our group, those who did not join us in Jordan, have arrived in good shape. We picked them up at the airport in Tel Aviv and brought them up to Tiberias where they arrived on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We had a great dinner and Mass and they […]

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Jordan Day 5: Baptism Site and Crossing into Israel

September 12, 2018

We left Madaba Jordan and went down to the lowest place on the face of the earth for a Mass  on the shore of the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized. For Fr. Gavin‘s family, click here. We spent the morning learning and investigating the site and then drove north along the Jordan River and […]

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Jordan Day 4: Petra! Cooking Class and more

September 11, 2018

One of the  Seven Wonders of the World and a site related to biblical history with both Moses and St. Paul, today we toured Petra! This is one of those sites that seems to be on everyone’s Bucket List. We left our beautiful Marriott Hotel and entered the massive  and colorful sandstone corridors leading up […]

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Jordan 3: Biblical Sites of Nebo and Machareus; Madaba and drive to Petra

September 10, 2018

Always great to visit these biblical sites in Jordan. We started the day with Mass at Mount Nebo where Moses looked out over the Promised Land and died. Father Gavin gave another excellent family which you can listen to here. I gave my talk there at the end of Moses’ life which you can see/watch […]

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Jordan Day : Mass at Our Lady of The Mountains, Birthplace of Elijah, Roman Jerash, Jabbok River

September 9, 2018

Great first day! We left early and drove north up into the mountains of Jordan just 20 miles south of the Sea of Galilee for Mass at Our Lady of the Mountains where a miracle took place. You can hear Fr. Gavin‘s homily here which was one of the finest opening homilies for a pilgrimage […]

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Our Group Arrives in Amman Jordan

September 8, 2018

Happy to say that everyone arrived safely and in good order. Only one glitch with a few folks from Florida (Fr. Gavin and Janine among them) who got diverted but they arrived at 2 AM. The Queen Alia International Airport in Amman Jordan is an amazingly beautiful modern airport.  Jordan is one of the safest, […]

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$500 Discount for October 2018 Holy Land Pilgrimage – once only opportunity

September 6, 2018

Due to some last minute cancellations, we are offering $500 off per person to fill the bus. An offer like this has never been made in our history and will not be made again.
Download the brochure here.
Call Corporate Travel at 866.468.1420 or email Ken…

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$500 Discount for October 2018 Holy Land Pilgrimage – once only opportunity

September 6, 2018

Due to some last minute cancellations, we are offering $500 off per person to fill the bus. An offer like this has never been made in our history and will not be made again.
Download the brochure here.
Call Corporate Travel at 866.468.1420 or email Ken…

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Why Visit Mexico? Why Visit Guadalupe? Is it Safe? Join us!

August 23, 2018

Let’s deal with the big issue first: IS IT SAFE? First, we would never take pilgrims anywhere that is not safe. We have done this tour of Mexico a number of times and it has always been perfectly clean, safe and friendly. There is a lot of bad news in the media about Mexico, but […]

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Teresa Tomeo Invites you to join her in Jordan & Israel with Steve & Janet Ray

August 19, 2018

Deepen Your Faith With A  Retreat & Pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 13-22, 2019 Join Hosts Steve & Janet Ray and Teresa Tomeo with husband Deacon Dominick Pastore for a beautiful, inspiring, and faith-filled 10-Day Retreat and Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in February! Sea of Galilee You’ll visit the major places of Our […]

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Ireland Day 9 Farewells

August 14, 2018

Janet and I were overwhelmed with hugs and prayers and thanks for this beautiful pilgrimage through Ireland. It ran perfectly smoothly without any glitches and we covered all the territory we intended to following the Catholic Heritage of the Emerald Isles. Today the group all left on various buses and half of them on their […]

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Ireland Day 8: St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Garden of Remembrance, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Doors and more

August 13, 2018

This was our last day in Ireland and we spent a wonderful time in Dublin. We visited the big churches, the Garden of Remembrance and gave everybody a lot of free time. Mass at St. Teresa’s Carmelite Church. Fr. James Conlon’s final pilgrimage homily here.  A great Mass in a group picture and lots of […]

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Ireland Say 7: Dublin Tour, Trinity Collge, Book of Kells, Mass in JH Newman’s Church, Merry Ploughbiys

August 12, 2018

We had pretty good weather today and it was enjoyed by everyone. After a delicious breakfast we took a driving tour of Dublin. We hit all the main sites and some of them that are not main sites but very interesting and instructive. The “Famine Monument“ was very sad and gave a good depiction of […]

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Ireland Day 6: Kilkenny, Glendalough, St. Kevin’s into Dublin

August 11, 2018

Rainy Irish day which gave us all a sense of what Ireland is often like. Everyone is doing well and having a great time. Today we left Clonmel and drove to Kilkenny to see this fabulous castle and medieval town. From there to Glendalough where we saw a movie about the monastic site, had a […]

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Ireland Day 5: Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel, Holycross, Clonmel, Batt’s Storytelling

August 10, 2018

Kissing the Blarney Stone, St. Patrick and Rock of Cashel, Mass at the 1100 AD Holycross Abbey (Deacon Floyd’s homily here). Delightful evening with storyteller Batt Burns! An 8-minute sampling of Batt Burns and his Irish storytelling here. OUR DAY’S ADVENTURES STEVE’S 5-MINUTE TALK  ON ST. PATRICK WHILE AT THE ROCK OF CASHEL

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Ireland Day 4: Killarney, Horse Jaunting, “Ring of Kerry” and Local Pub with Music & Dancing

August 9, 2018

New adventures and excitement in southwest Ireland. Today we left early and headed to the Lillarney National Park with some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland. I gave my talk on “Creation Screams of Existence of God” (see below). We visited Muckross House and walked through  The manicured gardens and pathways. Then 2 1/2 […]

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