Pilgrimage

$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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Ireland Day 3: Bunratty Castle, Mass at Holy Trinity and Arrival in Beautiful Sneem

August 8, 2018

Today it turned out to be great weather and everyone is rested up after two good full nights sleep 🙂 We left Galway and headed south to step back in time by visiting Bunratty Castle and driving past the city of Limerick. We had Holy Mass in the restored church of The Holy Trinity in […]

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Ireland Day 2: Apparition at Knock & Fun in Galway

August 7, 2018

The Apparition at Knock is a little known among Catholics but for me it is my favorite Apparation. It is called a Marian apparition but in reality it is a Eucharistic apparition because the center of everything as the Lamb Standing on the Altar. We had a beautiful Mass at the very chapel of the […]

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First Day in Ireland -Land of Saints & Scholars

August 6, 2018

Everyone arrived on time along with their luggage. We drove across Ireland to Clanmacnoise which was the ancient monastery built by Saint Caíron in the 500’s. We had Mass along the Shannon River in the same place Saint John Paul II celebrated Mass. Fr. James Conlon’s excellent  introduction, opening comments and homily here. Enjoy the […]

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Israel Breaks IncomIng Tourism Records for Mid-2018

July 13, 2018

JUST REPORTED BY THE STATE OF ISRAEL: “In June alone, 310,200 tourists entered Israel – an increase of about 2% compared with June of last year. (PICTURE: Our full bus of pilgrims in June 2018. One of 8 trips this year to the Holy Land.) “For the first time, Israel crossed the threshold of 2 […]

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Final Day 8: Via Dolorosa, Calvary, Western Wall, Farewells and more

June 28, 2018

Our last day was rich with spirituality, friendship and fun. We started out VERY early in the morning but everyone thanked us later 🙂 Fr. Sean Did a marvelous job leading us prayerfully through the Stations of the Cross leading to the type of Calvary. Our final Mass of the Pilgrimage was celebrated on the […]

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Day 7: Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Mt. Zion, Entry into Tomb, Rooftop of Jerusalem…

June 26, 2018

Today we started with Mass and talks at Gethsemane. Fr. Sheridan’s emotional homily here. Then to the top of the Mount of Olives, an overview of Jerusalem that is spectacular and my talk “The Story of Salvation History“ with it all right before our eyes. Lunch at a Jewish Kibbutz, saw the new US Embassy […]

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