Jesse Romero Comments along with many others

by Steve Ray on November 23, 2015

Great time together. Jesse Romero and his wife were a lot of fun and a pleasure to work with.

They are going to Guadalupe Mexico with us December 2016! Terry Barber is coming to Israel with us in 2016 too! 

Enjoy the video! Check out our upcoming pilgrimages for 2016.

Special trips are to Poland for the Year of Mercy, a tour through biblical Turkey (very safe and the 2nd Holy Land), Rome three times, Israel and more.

For Jesse’s comments, see the video below…


Today we just send it 4,250 feet down from Jerusalem to the Jordan River and the Dead Sea which are both 1,250 feet below sea level, the lowest place on the face of the earth.

We rode camels, floated in the Dead Sea, ate in Jericho, wandered through Qumran and waded in the Jordan River, the exact spot Jesus was baptized. We had a great day today.

Fr. Dan had an excellent homily (and even danced a bit) to close out the pilgrimage and I think you’ll enjoy that as well.



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Bible Riddle: What Am I?

by Steve Ray on November 22, 2015

Since we will be here today, I thought this riddle appropriate!

But, before you click the link, see if you can figure out this riddle :-)
Write to me if you need help; click here to see the answer.

Three times I have been divided
doing what God had decided.
Twice a garment was the tool
that led me to obey God’s rule.
I was the threshold of new things
and the limit of many kings.
Once God’s son I did embrace.
Once the ark stood in my place.
Never have I walked the ground,
nor in the heavens was I found.

What am I?


Mount Zion, Upper Room, Mary’s Last Days, Bishop of Jerusalem…

November 21, 2015

Another great day, perfect weather, safe and serene, deeply spiritual and a lot of fun. We had the great opportunity, as we do with all of our groups, to meet with the Bishop of Jerusalem. Here is a picture of our group with him at the Patriarchate. Mass at Gethsemane was VERY moving for everyone. [...]

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Mary and the Other Body of Christ; How Many People were in the Upper Room and Why?

November 21, 2015

The room was pretty full. It was warm but a gentle breeze was blowing—that would change. There was fear in the room. The Roman army was a thing to be feared, they had just crucified Jesus and it was a dangerous thing to associates of an executed criminal. They were also anxious about the promise. [...]

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Jesus came out of the Tomb for us this morning…

November 20, 2015

The alarm went off this morning at 3:15 and we began the Via Dolorosa at 4:00 AM. Why, are we crazy! Yes, crazy like a fox. We beat the crowds and pray the Stations with empty streets. It is also about continuity. We had Mass IN THE TOMB scheduled with the sunrise at 5:30 AM [...]

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Bethlehem was Wonderful! Nativity, Christmas Carols, Dancing and more

November 19, 2015

It was perfect weather, excited group, spiritual adventure full of laughs and prayers. Visited a new saint, danced with Christian young people, ate the Passover Lamb and had a GREAT DAY! Enjoy. BETHLEHEM HIGHLIGHTS FR. DAN’S HOMILY AT SHEPHERD’S FIELD

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Boat Ride on Galilee; Eat My Flesh spoken here; Up to Jerusalem!

November 18, 2015

Another great day in Israel. Safe, beautiful, biblically enriching; exciting, and fun with great Catholic friends celebrating the Faith. Enjoy! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY FROM RIDE TO MASS AT CAPERNAUM THEN UP TO JERUSALEM    FR. GOOD’S HOMILY AT CAPERNAUM  

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Is Peter the rock? Is he the shepherd? What’s it like looking into Syria? And more…

November 17, 2015

Enjoy today’s fun and informative video. Great day! HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY FR. DAN’S HOMILY AT BEATITUDES

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Transfigured, Renewed Wedding Vows and Walked with Mary

November 16, 2015

Jesse Romero and his wife are full of spiritual passion and a thousand great questions. Great fun they are and we are already planning another pilgrimage together in 2017. Fr. Dan Good is so fun to be with and an enthusiastic chaplain on this pilgrimage. Everyone already loves him! This group is full of laughs, [...]

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Pictures from Nazareth over 100 Years Ago (see the Virgin Mary :-)

November 16, 2015

Today we are in Nazareth looking for Mary! We are visiting her home cave where the Angel Gabriel brought the announcement from heaven. We will also visit her cave where she lived 30 years with Joseph and Jesus. These pictures are over a hundred years old from Nazareth. Not much changed between then and the [...]

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Jesse Romero and Fr. Good are a Blast and this will be one fun pilgrimage

November 15, 2015

FAMILY AND FRIENDS: LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW AND I’LL READ THEM ALOUD ON THE BUS. HUMOR WELCOME :-) Everyone arrived safe and sound, excited and ready to go! All their families said they were crazy to go to Israel, but here they are, safe and glad to be here! We have another sold out trip with [...]

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Beauty Shots of Sea of Galilee & Is It Safe in the Holy Land?

November 13, 2015

Janet and I are at the Sea of Galilee awaiting our sold out bus of pilgrims arriving on Sunday. We have another sold out bus in December. Our pilgrimage to the Holy Land is almost sold out already for March 2016. But many people are again afraid to come to the Land of Jesus and [...]

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How Well Do You Know Jesus and His Land? Multiple Choice Questions.

November 13, 2015

Since we are in Israel we thought this would be a fun quiz. How much do you know about Jesus and his Land? Answers are below in the Comments but DON’T CHEAT until you give it a hero’s try! 1. We have no record of Jesus visiting which place? a. The Phoenician Coast b. Tiberias [...]

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Join us in Beautiful and Exotic Turkey, the 2nd Holy Land where Christianity Grew Up

November 10, 2015

If Christianity was born in Israel, it certainly grew up in Turkey! This makes Turkey, which was once called Asia Minor, the 2nd Holy Land. St. John was bishop of Ephesus and lived here with Mary. St. Paul established churches here, the first Eight Ecumenical Councils took place here and we will see all the [...]

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Get Ready for the Holidays: Steve Ray’s Seven Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family & Friends: Getting Ready for Christmas :-)

November 10, 2015

Today I was on Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie on EWTN Radio discussing my Seven Rules for dealing with family and friends who disagree with us, oppose us, want to argue and are against the Catholic Church and our morals. Steve Ray’s Seven Rules: 1) Never argue with them, it will only push them [...]

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