Pilgrimages

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

May 7, 2017

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. […]

Read the full article →

Mass at Tomb, Bar Mitzvahs at Western Wall and more

May 4, 2017

We started the day at 5 AM by walking the Via Dolorosa or the Stations of the Cross. We arrived at Calvary and Touch the Top. After a Tour of the Holy Sepulcher we had Mass in front of the Tomb. After breakfast we went to the Western Wall and had fun watching all the […]

Read the full article →

Israel Museum, Baptismal Site of Jesus, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea Swim, Camel Rides

May 4, 2017

Good Homily here.

Read the full article →

Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, story of Salvation, Upper Room, Mount Zion and more

May 2, 2017

Mass at the rock where Jesus sweat drops of blood. Enjoy the powerful homily. Below is the video for our time at Gethsemane, Church of Pater Noster, the Story of Salvation from Adam and Eve until Today, Mt. Zion with the Upper Room and Dormition of Mary and More. Enjoy! Wish you were with us […]

Read the full article →

Consecration to Mary on 100th Anniversary of Fatima – Bishop James Conley

May 2, 2017

May 13, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima to the three shepherd children. We will be going to Fatima twice this year with pilgrimage groups and will arrive a few days after May 13th (due to crowds we avoided the actual day). Bishop James Conley shares his experience […]

Read the full article →

Bethlehem all Day! Nativity, Mass in a Cave and Dancing!

May 1, 2017

Great day both deeply spiritual, cultural and fun. We had Mass in a Cave with a great homily by Gr. John. Descending into the grotto to touch the birthplace of Our Lord then to wear the cloak of a saint and to dance with local Christians. Enjoy! DINNER AND DANCING!!!

Read the full article →

Boat Ride on Galilee, Mass at Capernaum, Discovering Mary at Visitation, then Jerusalem

April 30, 2017

Enjoy today’s video from Boat Ride on Galilee, Mass at Capernaum to Discovering Mary at Visitation to Jerusalem. Great Body and Blood homily right where Jesus gave that teaching.

Read the full article →

Are You Buying REAL Holy Land Olive Wood Products? or Chinese Cheap Imports?

April 30, 2017

Tomorrow morning we will take our group to Bethlehem to buy quality Olive Wood products make and sold by the local Christians. When we bring our groups here we only take them to shops that sell the REAL DEAL, real Olive Wood products carved by the local Christians who are in much need of our help. In […]

Read the full article →

There are Two Seas in Palestine – Which One are You Like?

April 30, 2017

Since we are on a boat sailing the Sea of Galilee today, I thought I would share this parable that we will be reading to the pilgrims. Two Seas in Palestine, by Bruce Barton “There are two seas in Palestine. One is fresh, and fish are in it. Splashes of green adorn its banks. Trees […]

Read the full article →

Israel Day 3: Celebration of Food Donation Collection with Mass at Multiplication, and much more

April 29, 2017

Great day in Northern Israel. Enjoy! For the homily at Tabgha, the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish, for 25th anniversary of Food Donation Connection click here. One of the funniest and insightful homilies ever. Fantastic dinner celebrating 25th Anniversary of Food Donation Connection!

Read the full article →

Holy Land Day 2: Transfiguration, Cana and Nazareth

April 28, 2017

Great day. Enjoy us virtually :-) Homily at Church of Transfiguration here.

Read the full article →

Holy Land Pilgrime Arrived – Ready to Go!

April 27, 2017

NOTE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THESE PILGRIMS — please messages below in Comments and I’ll read them on the bus. Humor is always appreciated ?? This Holy Land pilgrimage is sponsored by the Food Donation Connection which is a very marvelous organization that finds ways to collect wasted food and distribute it to the […]

Read the full article →

Newly Renovated Tomb of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre

April 27, 2017

Before our group arrived today Janet and I visited the Tomb of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre a few days after its unveiling without the ugly iron girders that used to surround it for support. Here are a few pictures of the new exterior and one of the interior. Nothing is really changed (except removal […]

Read the full article →

Are You Buying REAL Holy Land Olive Wood Products? or Chinese Cheap Imports?

April 8, 2017

Soon we will take another group to Bethlehem to buy quality Olive Wood products make and sold by the local Christians. When we bring our groups here we only take them to shops that sell the REAL DEAL, real Olive Wood products carved by the local Christians who are in much need of our help. In this way, you […]

Read the full article →

St. Augustine on Travel

March 31, 2017

“Travel is like a book. Those who don’t travel only read one page.”

Read the full article →

Learn about the Protest-ant Reformation

March 24, 2017

See the Interactive Map, Itinerary and more HERE. For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth at emarkey@ctscentral.net or (313) 744-2530 or toll-free 1-800-727-1999, ext.150.

Read the full article →