Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pope Benedict on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

by Steve Ray on December 28, 2010

P1000536“To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history.

“To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe.

“Above all, Christians go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to the places associated with the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection.”

–Benedict XVI (Nov. 6, 2010)   (Picture: Place of Jesus’ birth)


Steve on the Priesthood

by Steve Ray on December 28, 2010

Vocation Boom Radio interviewed me twice about the priesthood. Below are the audio links to listen if you wish.

In both audio clips (1 hour each) Steve begins at 40 minutes into the broadcast. You can slide the locator bar to wherever you want it to begin playing.

1) Steve talks about his wife Janet and their experience praying for priests — and God interrupted her prayer. Listen here.

2) Follow Steve on a Virtual Tour of the Upper Room and its relationship to the priesthood. Understanding what happened in that room. Click here.