Screen Shot 2019-06-26 at 4.31.18 PMOur popular St. Paul Mediterranean Pilgrimage Cruise and “Seminar at Sea” is now open for registration. We visit 10 biblical sites!! Cabins are limited – first come, first serve. Already over 1/3 full.

Register soon because this trip is very popular and there is already filling quickly. We only do this Mediterranean Cruise every two years. On this cruise we are bringing my son, one of my daughters and eight of our oldest grandchildren. What a blast!

Contact our Reservations Team at 866-557-2364, or write them at FootprintsOfGod@ctscentral.net.

For an interactive map, a full itinerary of the 10 biblical sites we will visit and a lot more, click HERE or on the image to the right.

We have two of our favorite priests lined up and Mass every day at spectacular sites. Fr. James Conlon is one of my favorite homilists and pilgrimage priests. He is pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Fr. Chris Alar is a priest with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception with Fr. Michael Gaitley.

Frs. James Conlon & Chris Alar

The pricing INCLUDES airfare and the daily biblical excursions ashore and meals – and ALL tips!

We also offer a very affordable Rome post-cruise adventure!

Steve & Janet Ray designed the detailed itinerary themselves to maximize biblical and Catholic learning and fun. The Ray’s are bringing 2 of their adult children with 8 of their wonderful home-schooled grandkids!

Contact our Reservations Team at 866-557-2364, or write them at FootprintsOfGod@ctscentral.net.

Remember that this is not just a pilgrimage and a cruise but also a “SEMINAR AT SEA.” We have several afternoons free on the ship. Iwill give his popular talk “The Life of St. Paul,” Fr. Conlon (one of my favorite homilists ever) will give talks as well. Fr. Chris is a leading expert on St. Maria Faustina and the Divine Mercy. He will be sharing much on this while we voyage the Seas! Steve will also be sharing at each of the biblical sites along the way.

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Screen Shot 2020-01-16 at 7.09.04 AMAn enthusiastic Evangelical Protestant got in touch with me over a year ago with a thousand questions. I usually don’t have time for this kind of discussion, but there was something different about this guy. He was a music leader, actor, speaker and involved in a Protestant church that collapsed due to in-fighting and bitterness.

Like mine 25 years ago, his whole world was “Evangelical Protestant.” When his little community collapsed it left his family in turmoil and disarray. Over the year this bright young man delved into the claims of the Catholic Church, read the Father of the Church and asked a million questions. The fruit of his research – which he prepared to help his family and friends understand why he had become Catholic – is now available for all to enjoy!

His beautiful presentation is laid out by topics which he explains briefly and provides many quotes and resources. This will be a valuable resource for many and can be shared with non-Catholic family and friends. Enjoy Jeromy Darling’s creative masterpiece here.

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Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 7.54.03 AMWe are going to the Passion Play in Oberammergau Germany in 2020. This play is only performed every ten years.

Visit our “Oberammergau Page” June trip or August trip. where you can see the full itinerary and register. s and soon be able to register. Contact us at footprintsofgod@cts.central.net or call 866-468-1420.

We have packed these trips with loads of goodies like meeting with the head of the Swiss Guard, a meeting with Gianna Molla (daughter of St. Gianna), a visit to Dachau and the magnificent Alto Pinakothek Museum in Munich (Rembrandt’s Life of Christ series).

semplicemente-una-granFussen and St. Gallen Germany with Mass at Wieskirche. Sightseeing and free time in Zurich Switzerland and a drive through the Alps to the beautiful Milan Italy.

In Milan, we have a day of touring, especially a visit to the stunning Duomo Cathedral, St. Ambrose Church for the bones of Doctor of the Church St. Ambrose who converted St. Augustine.

3048_636072778004683635In June, we take the hi-speed train to Rome for three glorious days in Rome, the Glory of Christendom! We will visit the major churches, see the Catacombs and Vatican Museum (with Sistine Chapel) and eat the best food in the world.

June 16-24: Oberammergau (Play 6/19
     June 24-27 Rome Extension
Aug 11-19: Oberammergau (Play 8/14)

Enjoy our interactive map at the links above. Few seats are left so contact us soon at footprintsofgod@CTSCentral.net or at 866-468-1420.

See our stops and itinerary on the interactive map below.

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Iranian Medal-winner Defects from Iran: One of Iran’s Many Heroic Protesters (link fixed)

January 14, 2020

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, defects with blistering attack By Lee Brown  January 12, 2020  Kimia Alizadeh REUTERS Iran’s only female Olympic medalist announced she has defected from the Islamic Republic — posting a blistering online letter over the weekend describing herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh, […]

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Conversion Stories Galore!

January 13, 2020

Many people don’t realize that we have a Conversion Story page on our website with hundreds of stories. There are wonderful, emotional, educational and exciting stories of Catholic converts from all walks of life and all types of religions. Some are long and some are short, but they are all interesting with their own story […]

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Benedict XVI Breaks Silence

January 12, 2020

New book out on Monday written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah and published by my publisher Ignatius Press. Can’t wait to read it. FROM THE DEPTHS OF OUR HEARTS: PRIESTHOOD, CELIBACY, AND THE CRISIS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

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Discussing St. John’s Gospel with Al Kresta

January 10, 2020

Yesterday I was on Al Kresta’s Show on Ave Maria Radio for an hour discussing my book “St. John’s Gospel, a Bible Study Guide & Commentary.” I have provided the audio link below so you can listen to the podcast. It was a very fun and interesting romp through the deep and intriguing Gospel of St. John. […]

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Verbum – Couldn’t Live without It! Now Updated and Free!

January 9, 2020

I have been using Logos Bible Software since 1990. It is now light years better and with separate CATHOLIC software called Verbum. It works off the internet, on a desktop or laptop (Mac or PC), tablets or smartphones – both Android and Apple. It seamlessly syncs between all your platforms. Catholics should be the best at Bible Study […]

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Was Joseph the Father of Jesus? Video of Going to Work with Jesus and Joseph near Nazareth!

January 8, 2020

I thought I would share a few things on the great St. Joseph. The more I’ve studied him and walked in his land, the more I love this guy.  First, a discussion of whether it is correct to call St. Joseph the father of Jesus. Second, I recently ran from Nazareth to the worksite of […]

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Was Jesus Nice?

January 7, 2020

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has said to me. “That was not very Christ-like.” This response usually comes after being honest to the point of making someone upset.  The implication is that Jesus was a cuddly little nice guy who was always smiling, always accepting with kind words – in […]

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Comments & Farewells from Jerusalem!

January 7, 2020

Enjoy all the final comments and farewells from this amazing group of families on our Family Christmas Holy Land Pilgrimage. We do this same family pilgrimage over Christmas break every year. It has a profound impact on young people and they’re not likely to lose their faith later on in life after having been immersed […]

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Fun Day with Camels, Dead Sea Floating, Jericho, Feet in Jordan River….

January 6, 2020

Today was a free day—and our last day—and many people went off and did things on their bucket list. However, a lot of others joined us on the Optional Day where we had a lot of fun adventures. We started with Mass in the morning at the Notre Dame Center (homily here) with the blessing […]

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Did St. Ignatius of Antioch REALLY Believe in Transubstantiation in the 1st Century?

January 6, 2020

A friend and fellow pilgrim got in a row with a friend on Facebook and asked for my help. You might enjoy the question and the answer. My friend wrote: “I have a quick apologetic question.  A Protestant Facebook page was denying the Eucharist and I pasted St Ignatius’ quote about the Eucharist, “Let us […]

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Rainy Stations of the Cross, Mass in Church of Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, 50 Santa’s and more

January 5, 2020

Rich day starting with Via Dolorosa and Mass near the Tomb (homily here). Back to Notre Dame to get warm and dry and eat breakfast. Then to Western Wall, great lunch at Rossini’s, free time explore, 50 International Santa’s, Holy Shroud Exhibit and dinner on the roof.

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I Was Stopped by Immigration at the Airport

January 5, 2020

In fact, I have been stopped by Immigration many times. That is what Immigration does. It makes sure you should come into our country. They stop me every time to check my Passport, ask what I did while away, who I met with and what I am bringing into the country. Three times US Immigration […]

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Mount of Olives and Mount Zion

January 4, 2020

Today was very intensive following the ministry of Jesus Christ. We started at Gethsemane for a very emotional Mass at the rock where He sweat drops of blood (homily here). We saw olive trees over 2000 years old that were there when Jesus was in his agony. We went to the top of the Mount […]

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