Sunday, April 12, 2015

Group Shot overlooking Avila Spain

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Today was your day! We followed St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross through their hometowns and places of ministry — all on Divine Mercy Sunday. 

We started our day with Mass at the Carmelite Convent where St. Teresa spent most of her life. We saw her cell, and celebrated Mass where she did for over 25 years. We knelt in the confessional where St. John of the Cross heard confessions there. 

St. James, Slayer of Muslims

One of the themes you see throughout Spain is “St. James the Apostle, Slayer of the Muslims.” The reason is that Muslims conquered Spain in 7 years and it took 700 years for Spain to regain their country from the Moorish hordes that conquered the land and suppressed Christianity. You will see three different images that we saw just today in the castles and churches.

We also sent to Segovia Spain to visit the stunning castles and the cathedral which was dizzying. We visited and prayed at the Tomb of St. John of the Cross. 

Suckling Pig for lunch; watch them prepare for serving!

We are coming to Fatima, Santiago de Compostela and Lourdes again in July, join us (800-727-1999, ext 121)

Fr. Creegan brought a relic of St. Maria Faustina and we were able to spend time and be blessed by the relic on Divine Mercy Sunday. 

On top of that, we had the Segovia dinner specialty — Suckling Pig. You will enjoy that part of the video :-)  So much more — but you can join us virtually in the video below.