Pilgrimages

Busy day, fun day and deeply educational and spiritual. Enjoy! Fr. Sean Sheridan’s homily at Mount of Beatitudes.

PART ONE: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Druze Villages, Golan Heights, Syria and back to Sea of Galilee.

PART TWO: Tabgha, Multiplication of Loaves, Primacy of Peter (St. John 21), Swimming in Galilee, Magdalena one of the finest restaurants in Israel.

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Day 2: Transfiguration, Cana & Nazareth

by Steve Ray on June 21, 2018

Great first full day in Israel! Enjoy!

Fr. Sean Sheridan’s Homily on the Mountain of Transfiguration.

Steve Ray’s Talk in Cana here.

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Our Sold-out Group Arrives in Israel

by Steve Ray on June 20, 2018

Everyone arrived in good order and ready to go. No luggage lost and we got up to Galilee in good time. However, it was one of our latest arrivals ever since the plane arrived over three hours late. But we’re all settled in and ready for a big day tomorrow starting with the Mass at Mount Tabor (Transfiguration).

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Jesus Was A Jew – So What is That To You?

June 20, 2018

Jesus was a Jew… This fact may escape the casual reader of the New Testament, but it is crucial to understanding Jesus and the book written about him—the Bible. Unhappily, in 21st century America we are far removed from the land of Israel and the ancient culture and religion of Judaism followed by Jesus and […]

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Did St. Paul Pray for the Dead? Yes!

June 17, 2018

St. Paul wrote 2 Timothy shortly before his martyrdom. He spent the last days of his life in the Mammertine Prison in Rome, north of the Roman Forum. While in that prison he wrote to Timothy and says a prayer for a man dead man. “It seems apparent that St. Paul DOES pray for the dead. […]

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Why a Pilgrimage is an Important Aspect of the Spiritual Life

June 5, 2018

Here’s why a pilgrimage is an important aspect of the spiritual life It corresponds to something deep within our heart. Philip Kosloski One spiritual devotion that spans all major religions is the action of going on pilgrimage. It is an ancient concept, one that appears to correspond with a basic desire in the human heart. […]

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Ireland and Israel Summer Pilgrimages SOLD OUT

June 1, 2018

Happy to announce our June Israel trip and August Ireland trips are SOLD OUT! We still have limited seats open for our Fall trips: Jordan-Israel, St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise, Mexico-Guadalupe and Family Christmas Holy Land. Check out our “still open” pilgrimages at www.FootprintsOfGod.com.

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Saints and Shrines of France WITH 75th Anniversary of D-Day at Beaches of Normandy

May 30, 2018

Join us in France! We have the opportunity to fulfill two great objectives: 1) See the unprecedented saints and shrines of France, and 2) Remember our men who fought in World War II on the beaches of Normandy on the 75 Anniversary of D-Day. We will visit the most amazing churches soaring into the sky […]

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Pilgrimage Farewells and Comments from Jerusalem

May 25, 2018

Here are some of the final farewells and comments from the pilgrimage. It’s always fun to hear what people thought and how the pilgrimage affected their lives. Janet also gives her little speech at the end which many have found to be very profound and helpful.

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Riding Camels, Floating in Dead Sea, Qumran, Jericho, Brother Charles’ Story and more

May 24, 2018

Enjoy a marvelous and fun camel-riding, Dead Sea floating, museum visiting and walking thru 1st century Jerusalem day! Fr. Dan’s closing homily and final pilgrimage blessings here.

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Early AM Stations of the Cross, Touching Calvary, Mass at Tomb, Western Wall and more

May 23, 2018

First video covers early morning (3:45 AM – 9:00 AM) Via Dolorosa, touching top of Calvary and Mass at the Tomb — very special and emotional for the folks. Second video covers the rest of the day. Including Western Wall and later dinner on the roof of Jerusalem. PART ONE: PART TWO:

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Day 6: Gethsemane, New US Embassy, Mt. of Olives, Upper Room, Mt. Zion and Special Entry into Tomb

May 22, 2018

Started with very moving Mass at Gethsemane with lots of tears and a fantastic homily you can watch here. Paternoster Church and Ascension on Mount of Olives. Viewing American flags waiving with Israeli flags in the streets. Viewed the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. Lunch at Kibbutz and everything Mount Zion: Dormition of Mary, Upper […]

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All Day Birth of Christ and Bethlehem

May 21, 2018

Driving thru Wall around Bethlehem, Shopping spectacular, Mass in Cave in Bethlehem, Shwarma or Falafil?, touching birthplace of Jesus, Carmelite Convent, and dinner with Passover Lamb and dancing. Click here for Fr. Dan’s Bethlehem homily. PART ONE: PART TWO:

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Mass at Capernaum, Eating St. Peter’s Fish, Visitation and Arriving in JERUSALEM!

May 20, 2018

Today was Pentecost Sunday which is very special for Janet and I and our family. It was 24 years ago today that we were received into the Catholic Church with tears of joy. My eyes welled up with tears many times today just recalling that event while we’re traveling through the Holy Land. What a […]

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Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Syrian Border, Tabgha, Primacy & Feast

May 19, 2018

Another great day! Fr. Dan’s excellent homily at Beatitudes Here. Much of Steve’s talk about Peter at Caesarea Philippi here. PART 1 PART 2

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Transfiguration, Cana, Nazareth- Enjoy!

May 18, 2018

Enjoy  our first full day in the Holy Land. It’s always great to start with Mass at the Mount of Transfiguration and Fr. Dan did not disappoint us with his homilies at Transfiguration and Cana.

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