September 2014

Camels, Dead Sea, Jericho, Qumran, Jesus’ Jerusalem, Authentic Baptismal Site and more

September 8, 2014

Day 8 of our pilgrimage. Always exciting. Enjoy.  

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Agony in the Garden, Prayer at Western Wall, Kibbutz Lunch, Upper Room, Bishop of Jerusalem and more

September 7, 2014

Another astounding day. We have to admit that we love the emptiness – 90% of groups canceled their trips to the Holy Land so we have no lines, no crowds, no pushing and shoving. My people were smart to trust me. It is quiet and safe and we are having a great time – the […]

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Gay Bullies, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Cardinal Dolan

September 7, 2014

Al Kresta writes: (I am out of the country and not up to date on the matter but wanted to provide Al’s response to an objection.) Why the Cardinal was so inarticulate in discussing this change and forfeited a teachable moment puzzles and disappoints me. But that he “caved in” doesn’t. He hasn’t caved in, […]

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Carrying our Cross to Calvary and the Tomb for Mass and much more

September 6, 2014

We started at 5:30 AM today to walk the Stations of the Cross before Jerusalem wakes up and the streets are jammed. We also have Mass at the Tomb at 7:30 so this give us time to walk to Calvary, tour the Holy Sepulchre and be seated for the High Mass with the Franciscans at […]

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Dancing with Young Christian Arabs in Bethlehem

September 5, 2014

Wow, what a fun time!

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All Day in Bethlehem – “The House of Bread”

September 5, 2014

Enjoy today’s video and join us virtually for a pilgrimage through Bethlehem. More dancing to be added later :-)

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From Hindu to Catholic: Gustav’s Story

September 5, 2014

Describing his own religious upbringing, Gaurav said, “My father worked at the World Bank and later was the editor of the Economic Times. My mother was the first woman district collector of Gujarat. While there was an emphasis was on traditional Indian values, they espoused secular humanist ideals and values. However, itwas from my grandmother […]

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Great Day 4: Boat Ride, Eat My Flesh, Eat the Fish, Up to Jerusalem, Exclusive Entry to Christ’s Tomb and more

September 4, 2014

A whirlwind day with the morning finishing up in Galilee and then after eating St. Peter’s fish in Capernaum we headed south going up to Jerusalem. We stopped at the church of the visitation before arriving at the Notre Dame Hotel. After checking in we walked over to the Holy Sepulchre inside the old city […]

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Roller Coaster Day: Holy Sites and Wonderful Adventures.

September 3, 2014

Today what’s an incredible day of many adventures. We started the day with Mass at the Mount the Beatitudes where Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount. Then we went up to the Golan Heights to visit Caesarea Philippi where Jesus said “You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church”. Lunch […]

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Stunning Statistics on Christian Men and Porn

September 2, 2014

‘Epidemic’: Study finds more than half of Christian men look at porn at least once a month LifeSite News  Wed Aug 27, 2014 – 3:58 pm EST A new study shows that while nearly 40 percent of self-identified Christian men believe they watch “excessive” porn, 64 percent of Christian men watch porn at least once a month. […]

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No Sirens, only Birds, Busy Streets and our Excited Pilgrims

September 2, 2014

Day Two is now complete. Full rich day with great weather and wonderful spiritual blessings (and great food too!) Started early with a ride up Mount Tabor to have Mass at the site of the Transfiguration. Then to Cana to renew wedding vows and on to an authentic lunch in Nazareth with mezza salads, chicken […]

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No Missiles, just Happy and Excited Pilgrims Driving up to Galilee…

September 1, 2014

Here is the video for Day 1: Arrival and drive up to Galilee. All their families warned them it was dangerous. They all ask, “Danger, where? This is beautiful!!” We just finished dinner on the Sea of Galilee, had Mass in a thousand year old church in Tiberias and many are going to bed while […]

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