Pilgrimages

Hi Steve and Janet-

Here’s something positive for you. Our new granddaughter was baptized with the River Jordan water that we brought home in a plastic water bottle, as you suggested. The brown water settled with the silt going to the bottom. We put the water for the occasion and told the priest not to use too much — we want enough for future grandkids!

Also, last fall, when churches were closed, our son actually got married inside a church. The priest also received permission to Confirm the bride at the start of the Mass. Here RCIA had been  interrupted by covid.

That was an emotional day — tears and laughter in abundance.

Thanks again for your encouraging website.

PS. One more good thing that came from our pilgrimage to the Holy Land: my husband writes a letter to a family friend whenever we travel and he’s stuck on a plane. From Israel, our friend got many pages that my husband wrote for hours. Our friend quickly recognized how much the trip meant to us they transcribed the letter, matched it with travel photos, and printed a book for our Christmas gift. The book is wonderful. 

But here’s what I know you will appreciate: our friend is in Federal prison and his New Year’s resolution is to read the Bible through entirely this year.

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Fond memories of our Italy pilgrimage together. Thanks for sharing this Peggy!

Looking forward to getting back in the air again in 2021. Join us!

https://www.facebook.com/peggytas/videos/4039286342869

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We have had a marvelous working relationship with John Hale and Mark Slater of Corporate Travel over the last 15 years. They were magnificent in handling the whole virus situation this year and we look forward to working with them again in 2021 as the world opens up.

Here are greetings from many of our supplies and guides in Catholic sites around the world. Enjoy.

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Announcing new “Peace & Protection Plan” for Worry-free International Travel

December 12, 2020

Your investment deserves protection. As you know, 2020 was an unprecedented year for the interruption of international travel. In response, we have come up with a new program which is a win-win for everyone. On select tours, Corporate Travel Services now offers the Peace and Protection (P2) Plan so that you can register with the […]

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A Walk through the Holy Land with Steve Ray and John Evans

December 9, 2020

This was a delightful discussion between myself (Steve Ray) and a passionate Catholic John Evans. It is loosely entitled “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family”. I hope you enjoy this YouTube.

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A Walk through the Holy Land with Steve Ray and John Evans

December 9, 2020

This was a delightful discussion between myself (Steve Ray) and a passionate Catholic John Evans. It is loosely entitled “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family”. I hope you enjoy this YouTube.

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If you are looking for Christmas Gifts for a Catholic or a Catholic-hope-to-be…..

December 7, 2020

If you need Christmas gifts for a Catholic or a Catholic hope-to-be, please consider helping our family while we are grounded and purchasing our discounted products with free shipping.
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Ultimate Run thru Jerusalem with Steve

December 4, 2020

Want to go on a pilgrimage all around Jerusalem on foot? Back in 2011 when my knees were still strong I took off through all the holy biblical sites and documented them with videos and pictures. The iPhone technology was not as good in 2011 as it is today, but it was an exciting 3-hour, 6.5 miles run […]

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Ultimate Biblical Run through Jerusalem! Take a Virtual Pilgrimage even though Israel is Closed

November 28, 2020

Want to go on a pilgrimage all around Jerusalem on foot? Back in 2011 when my knees were still strong I took off through all the holy biblical sites and documented them with videos and pictures. The iPhone technology was not as good in 2011 as it is today, but it was an exciting 3-hour, 6.5 miles run […]

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Delivered “500 Reasons to Be Catholic” to Luther at Wittenburg Door

November 25, 2020

I was thinking about Martin Luther and the great schism of the Western Church and thought I would share again our visit to the Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany three years ago. Janet and I took a group of hardy Catholic converts to Germany to follow the footprints of Martin Luther and the Protestant revolt […]

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Talk to Equestrian Order in Michigan

November 13, 2020

Gave a talk on Israel tonight to the Lansing-Ann Arbor Michigan Equestrian Order group.
Janet and I have been members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre for 18 years. Nice evening!

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Huge Trump Convoy in Israel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv!

October 28, 2020

What an amazing thing! Miles of cars with Trump banners and US and Israeli flags driving across Israel.

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St. Joseph, A Role Model For Catholic Men with Steve Ray

September 15, 2020

Steve explains how St. Joseph is a role model for Catholic men with William Hemsworth on September 14, 2020.

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The Pain of Stolen Honey – John the Baptist was a Manly Man who Teaches us Many Things

September 8, 2020

A painful price is paid when one reaches his hand into a swarm of bees to swipe some of their honey. Stingers fly and welts flare. I know. I raised hives of bees as a boy and once I was stung 35 times in one day. And that was with protective equipment! Wild honey is […]

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Who Are the Poor I’m Supposed to Care For?

September 6, 2020

As we leave our rented apartment in Rome and walk towards St. Peter’s Square I notice a ragged, filthy woman sitting on a piece of cardboard with a baby laying lethargically in her arms. She looks up with mournful eyes and pathetically mumbles something as she reaches out hoping I’ll put coins in her hand. […]

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First Flight in Six Months

August 19, 2020

Today I had to fly from Detroit to Minneapolis Minnesota so that I could give a talk here at Legatus. I was also supposed to give a talk at the seminary but the seminarians have not returned yet. So it was my first flight in six months and I was curious to see what the […]

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