Pilgrimages

Join Fr. Larry Richards and Steve Ray for our Seminar at Sea in the Footprints of St. Paul, St. John and Mary on a Mediterranean cruise. 

 We voyage through Rome, Italy, Corinth, Athens, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Istanbul, Pergamum, Ephesus and Patmos.

See our itinerary here:

 

Call for more info or to register, call Susan Reinhardt (313) 565-8888,161, SReinhardt@CTSCentral.net

To see videos of our past St. Paul Cruises, click HERE.

See itinerary and brochure HERE.

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“Pilgrimage is a symbol of life”, says Pope Francis. “It makes us think of life as walking, as a path. If a person does not walk, but instead stays still, this is not useful; it accomplishes nothing. Think of water: when water is not in the river, it does not course, but instead it remains still and stagnates.

“A soul that does not walk in life doing good, doing many things that one must do for society, to assist others, or who does not walk through life seeking God and inspiration from the Holy Spirit, is a soul that finishes in mediocrity and in spiritual poverty. Please: do not stand still in life!”

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 Join us before the buses are full. Contact Suzanne at sparran@ctscentral.net or call 800-727-1999, ext. 121.

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If You’ve Already Been to the Holy Land — Check out our “Holy Land Part II: Digging Deeper!”

June 3, 2015

We are flying to Israel today and wanted to let you know of an exciting new trip we added to our list. There are lots of people who have visited the Holy Land and seen the regular sites in Nazareth, Cana, Jerusalem and more. BUT do you know that this biblical land is full of [...]

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Italy Pilgrimage Ends: Comments and Farewells

June 2, 2015

Always sad for new friends to say Good-bye. Enjoy.

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Final Day in Rome: Mass at St. Monica’s Bones; Ignatius’ Foot on Luther’s Neck and more

June 1, 2015

What a great day with great weather, great folks and great sites. Growing closer to Jesus Christ and his Church is the whole point. Enjoy! FR. COURTNEY’S FAREWELL HOMILY AT THE CHURCH OF ST. AGOSTINO (AUGUSTINE)

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Steve and Liz in Roman Forum Discussing Ancient Rome and the First Christians – and Biblical Literacy

May 31, 2015

I have provided two short 6 minute video clips of me (Steve Ray) and Liz Lev as we talked to my group in the Ancient Rome Forum today.  First, Liz spoke about the clash of empires: the Roman Empire and the Kingdom of God. The key line is this: Rome had just claimed that the [...]

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Steve’s Talk on Martyrdom at Martyrdom Church in Rome; Tour of Roman Forum, Coliseum and more

May 31, 2015

We went to the Church of San Stefano Rotundo in Rome – the martyrdom church with the graphic images of early Christians and their suffering for Jesus Christ. I gave a short talk on martyrdom and faithfulness to Christ. We also toured St. Peter in Chains, San Clemente and first century Rome, the Roman Forum [...]

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Touring Sistine; Mass with the Saints; Tour of the Shroud and more. Day 9 in Italy.

May 30, 2015

Today many pilgrims returned home to the USA. But 58 who stayed for the Extension trip had a great day. Beautiful blue skies with 70 degrees and breezy. Very enjoyable! We toured the Vatican Museum, Mass with the Saints (many relics) is San Salvatore, free time in Piazza Navona and a tour of the Shroud [...]

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Sts. Peter and Paul Day in Rome; Steve’s Talk on St. Paul at his Tomb

May 29, 2015

Enjoy our day in Rome visiting Peter and Paul.   Steve Ray’s Talk on St. Paul at his Tomb

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The Facecloth of Christ – He is Looking Right Through You! Day 7

May 28, 2015

Today we said Good-bye to Padre Pio and the Archangel Michael and left San Giovanni Rotundo. We drove through the beautiful mountains to Manoppello to see the Facecloth of Christ. It was that which was found in the Tomb in John 20. Everyone was stunned by the relic and we had Mass in front of [...]

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Padre Pio’s Stigmata Glove used to Touch Each Pilgrim in Blessing and much more. Day 6 in Italy!

May 27, 2015

A banner day with perfect weather! We spent the day in San Giovanni Rotundo at the churches of St. Padre Pio. We had Mass where he celebrated Mass and saw his body displayed in the glass casket.  Super exciting was watching a movie about his life, personally meeting one of his brother Cappuchins and being [...]

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Assisi to Loreto to Lanciano to San Giovanni Rotundo – Whirlwind Day!

May 26, 2015

Covered a LOT of ground today and people said it was the most powerful Mass – in front of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano. The Holy House of Loreto was also an amazing stop. We have now arrived at our Grand Paradiso Hotel in San Giovanni Rotundo and look who was there to greet us [...]

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How Can You Describe the Beauty and Sacredness History of Assisi? Only in pictures

May 25, 2015

Today we had a full and fruitful day in Assisi. We began with Mass at St. Clare’s Church above her tomb. They a walking tour of Assisi which is really a walking tour of the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare and the Francisans.  Then to the crescendo – visiting the tomb of St. [...]

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From Turin to Assisi: Message from Gianna Molla, Beautiful Drive thru Italy, Mass and History in Assisi

May 24, 2015

What a great group of Catholic pilgrims and adventurers! Prayers on the bus, Rosaries, conversion stories and our new Footprints of God DVD “Abraham, Father of Faith & Works. Enjoy our pilgrimage with us. I know it seems like all we do is eat, but you have to remember where we are – ITALY. This [...]

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

May 24, 2015

 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 Jesus and his Jewish ancestors.  [...]

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