Uncategorized

Easter and Rejoicing!

by Steve Ray on March 26, 2016

My wife Janet and I are high above the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Israel. Our oldest grandson Dominic (13 yrs old) is serving at Mass back in Ann Arbor Michigan. We certainly miss him and the Easter Vigil but will share pictures in the next day or two.

Soon we will pick up our sold-out group to take a pilgrimage through the Holy Land  this week. We will pray for all of you as we celebrate Mass at the very Tomb of Christ where he rose from the dead.

When our priest comes out of the tomb with the Blessed Sacrament we will see Jesus come out of the Tomb for us again this morning.

Join us as we still have three trips going this year to the Holy Land including a Family Holy Land Pilgrimage with the Franciscan University of Steubenville over Christmas Break in December.

Www.FootprintsOfGod.com. 

{ 1 comment }

For Epiphany – Steve stands on the exact spot

by Steve Ray on January 8, 2016

  

For the early church the Baptism of Our Lord is more important than the arrival of the Magi for the feast of epiphany. It was the time when the voice from God was heard from heaven and the Holy Spirit came down on Jesus and the Trinity was manifested.

This week we are at the exact baptismal side of Jesus as you can see in the picture and where I am standing in a wider view of the Jordan River as well. This week we are traveling through Jordan visiting all the biblical sites – more on that later.

 

{ 0 comments }

My Daughter’s Upcoming Talk

by Steve Ray on January 7, 2016

  Very proud of my daughter Cindy. On January 14 she is giving a talk at Christ the King in Ann Arbor Michigan. 

The title is “The Formative Power of Music: the Connection Between Music, Virtue…and Your Sins” where she draws from her wealth of philosophical knowledge and personal experience. Limited seating. 

For more info visit Heart to Heart.

{ 0 comments }

Stations of the Cross, Calvary and Mass in the Tomb of Christ with Archbishop Aquila and much more

January 4, 2016

Today was rich! It took two videos to show you the highlights. First, the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross), touching the top of Calvary and Mass in the Tomb of Christ. I caught much of the action in the tomb and Archbishop Aquila’s homily. The second video is also rich. Pater Noster Church, the […]

Read the full article →

Read the Bible or Catechism in One Year

December 28, 2015

  I am finishing up read the Catechism of the Catholic Church in one year. Great experience!  Next year it is the Catholic Bible in one year.  Here is a good website to get you started, with lots of options and advice.  http://brandonvogt.com/how-to-easily-read-the-whole-bible/

Read the full article →

“Fundamentalist Catholics Do Harm” Pope Francis

December 2, 2015

VIDEO of Pope saying ‘fundamentalist’ Catholics do ‘harm,’ should be ‘combated’ ow.ly/Vovkd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xy8izcEj44&sns=em

Read the full article →

Vatican’s Response to Paris Attack

November 14, 2015

Despicable and cowardly attacks. The Junior Varsity club according to Obama. When will the world act? Christians slaughtered around the world! Innocent people slaughtered for no reason.  We are here in Israel right now. The question we have been asked already multiple times in two days is, “Why Doesn’t the World Do Something? Where Is […]

Read the full article →

Fr. Larry Rochards has a Few Words to Say :-) – Now made public, sorry

November 11, 2015

Thanks Fr. Larry for your comments while with us in Athens Greece at Mars Hill where St. Paul spoke to the Athenians.

Read the full article →

Paul Loved Corinth the Best – We Loved it too

November 7, 2015

     The last day of our Rome, Greece and Turkey pilgrimage cruise in the footprints of St. Paul.  Two homilies from Fr. Larry in one day!  Corinthian is a spectacular site and Mass outdoors at the Judgment Seat was very moving. Enjoy! HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR DAY IN CORINTH, OUR FINAL MASSES AND FAREWELLS FR. […]

Read the full article →

The Book of Revelation Was Written Here – the Island of Patmos

November 5, 2015

St. John was exiled to the Island of Patmos for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Today we visited this island and celebrated Mass at cave where St. John lived and received his revelation. Enjoy! VISITING THE ISLAND OF PATMOS WITH ST. JOHN FR. LARRY RICHARD’S HOMILY ON PATMOS

Read the full article →

What was Old-fashioned Noah Thinking?

November 5, 2015

  

Read the full article →

Ephesus All Day! Great Biblical City

November 4, 2015

  Ephesus is an incredible city both culturally and biblically. We spent a full 10 hours going through the city today seeing all the highlights and learning a lot about St. Paul, Mary and St. John. Steve’s talks at the sites will be added tomorrow.  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY THE MAKING OF TURKISH RUGS FR. […]

Read the full article →

Steve Speaks at Satan’s Throne – our Day at Pergamum

November 3, 2015

  Great day in Pergamum Turkey. Read Revelation 2:12-17 to understand today’s tour.  STEVE ACTS AS ST. JOHN’S MESSENGER TO PERGAMUM AND SATAN’S THRONE HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY’S TOUR OF PERGAMUM FR. LARRY’S HOMILY 

Read the full article →

Exciting Biblical Day with St. Paul in Philippi

November 1, 2015

After some rough seas, making it a true Pauline experience, we arrived in the port city of Macedonia Greece named Kavala. It was named Neapolis in St. Paul’s time.  Paul stepped off the ship for the first time on European soil. Arriving in Philippi we celebrated Mass on the shore of the Zigatis River (really […]

Read the full article →

Don’t be Fearful of Coming to the Holy Land –  Why Not?

October 26, 2015

Israel is making headlines again. Americans find themselves glued to the news and recoiling from the idea of a pilgrimage to the land of Jesus.  A funny thing: in Chicago 40 people a week are murdered. It is the same in many other major US cities but we never hear about it – it doesn’t […]

Read the full article →

On Malta ready to update on Relevant Radio

October 7, 2015

On Malta where St. Paul had a shipwreck. On Relevant Radio in one hour to share my adventures here. I found the fire tip of St. Paul’s Bay where tradition says the ship crashed and they scramble to shore. Lots of other things to share soon about this island and all her adventures here. Starting Friday I […]

Read the full article →