Pilgrimages

Good-byes, Farewells & Comments

by Steve Ray on April 12, 2018

Enjoy meeting our pilgrims and sharing their emotions, thoughts and good-byes.

 

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The last day is always fun and exciting.

We started off the day with Mass and breakfast at the beautiful and elegant Notre Dame Center. Father Courtney gave another wonderful homily to summarize the trip and to bless all the religious items.

From the Israel Museum to the Jordan River and from Jericho to Qumran.

In Jerusalem we are 3000 feet above sea level and we descend into the Judean Wilderness to the Jordan River which is the lowest place on the face of the earth which is 1250 feet below sea level.

But what everybody loves best is floating in the Dead Sea and riding the camels! ? ?

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There was too much happening today to fit in one 15 minute YouTube video so we have two shorter videos for you today.

To avoid the huge crowds we got up very early in the morning for the Stations of the Cross arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for our tour and Mass at Calvary.

We also went to the Western Wall, took a walk through the Old City of Jerusalem, visited the Tomb of Christ, had a free afternoon and had dinner on the Rooftop of Jerusalem.

Enjoy the Two Videos…

PART TWO:

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Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Rain, Mount Zion and more

April 10, 2018

Today we started out with Mass at Gethsemane. It is very moving and powerful for the people and some said it was a highlight of their trip so far. Fr. Scott’s homily is HERE. Then to the top of the Mount of Olives and lunch at a Jewish kibbutz. Then to Mount Zion where we […]

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All Day Bethlehem!

April 9, 2018

Today we started out with supporting the local Christians in Bethlehem by buying olivewood and other religious items from their store. By doing so we helped over 65 Christian families. Then we went to Shepherds Field where we had Mass in the Cave of the Shepherds. Enjoy another great Fr. Courtney homily here. A nice […]

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Capernaum, Boat Ride on Galilee, Visitation…

April 8, 2018

Mass at Capernaum where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood“. Another outstanding homily by Fr. Scott Courtney. Then to see the 2000-year-old ancient boat from Jesus’ time and a boat ride on the Sea of Gallilee. After eating St. Peter’s Fish we headed north to Jerusalem. I told my conversion story along […]

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How Big Was Jesus in Mary’s Womb at the Visitation – and what could he do?

April 8, 2018

“How big was baby Jesus in Mary’s womb when Mary visited Elizabeth?” That is the question I asked myself while visiting the Church of the Visitation in Israel. What I learned was quite revolutionary and amazing. This is one of the best pro-life arguments from Scripture and one I’ve not heard discussed before. It also […]

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Northern Israel: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Primacy of Peter and more

April 7, 2018

Join us today in Northern Galilee. Enjoy the famous and fun homily at Beatitudes by Fr. Courtney here.

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Eventful Day at Transfiguration, Cana and Nazareth

April 6, 2018

Join us for the highlights of our exciting first full day with this group. We started early to beat the crowds to Mount Tabor For Mass at the Mount of Transfiguration. You can enjoy Fr. Scott’s homily HERE. Renewal of wedding vows in Cana of Galilee before an authentic Nazarene lunch in Nazareth. After a […]

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Off to Great Start in the Holy Land!

April 5, 2018

Opening day and all is well!

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Holy Land with Fr. Sean Sheridan – President of Franciscan University of Steubenville

March 20, 2018

Our next three trips have been completely sold out for months — our trip in June is the next one with seats open, but only less than 15 seats and they are filling fast. Just a head’s up if you want a great time of year and a marvelous chaplain!

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Two Seats have opened up on our April Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

March 14, 2018

Our April Holy Land trip has been sold out for months but a couple just had to drop out so two seats are open but will go fast. If you know anyone interested call (866) 468-1420 or visit http://www.footprintsofgodpilgrimages.com/pilgrimage/holy-land-wi…

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Update on the Opening of the Holy Sepulchre but Warning it is Not Over

February 28, 2018

Statement on Municipal threats and the discriminatory “Church Lands Bill” The heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulcher and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem, are following with great concern the systematic campaign against the Churches and the Christian community in the Holy Land, in flagrant violation of […]

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Holy Sepulchre Church Closed over Taxation Dispute with Israel

February 27, 2018

As many of you already know, last week the major Christian groups within the Holy Sepulchre and the Patriarch of Jerusalem decided to close the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as a protest against the punitive taxes and confiscatory collection process being imposed by Israel through the municipality of Jerusalem. Closing the Church is a great burden […]

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Major biblical discovery: Archaeologists may have found the Prophet Isaiah’s ‘signature’

February 23, 2018

 By James Rogers | Fox News The seal mark discovered in Jerusalem (Eilat Mazar/Biblical Archaeological Society) Archaeologists in Israel say that they have found a clay seal mark that may bear the signature of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah. The 2,700-year-old stamped clay artifact was found during an excavation at the foot of the southern wall […]

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Billy Graham’s Early Influence on My Life & an Excellent Recent Talk by Rev. Billy Graham

February 21, 2018

I have a soft spot in my heart for this man because he has had a PROFOUND impact on our family. It was his message over the airwaves in 1953 that first brought my mom to Christ and my mom and dad then brought us boys to a living and vibrant knowledge of Jesus Christ.  […]

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