Travel

There and Back Again, Again, Again…

by JesseRay on March 2, 2014

Thousands of people, dozens of airplanes, and just a few short weeks.
Now begins the most vigorous speaking season of my year.

Will I be in a city near you?

March 1
Edmund Oklahoma, Catholic Fellowship of Men

Mar 2-4
Chickasha Oklahoma, Holy Name Parish Mission

March 8
Corpus Christi Texas, Fullness of Truth Conference

March 10-11
Dayton Ohio, Emmanuel Church Parish Mission 

March 12-13
Howell Michigan, St. John’s Parish Mission

March 22
Saginaw Michigan, Catholic Men’s Fellowship

March 29
Wichita Kansas, Catholic Men’s Conference 

April 5
Worcester Massachusetts, First Men’s Conference  

April 12
Toronto Canada, Catholic Chapter House

After my recent talk in Fargo (frigid cold Fargo) I was surrounded by what they called “Steve Ray’s Fan Club.” They’ve been watching my DVDs at school and wanted to meet me in person. What great people they were!

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Mass with the Local Christians in Jerusalem

by Steve Ray on January 26, 2014

Local Catholic Palestinian Family from Jerusalem

Wonder what it is like to join the local Christians for Sunday morning Mass in the Holy Land? Well, now you will know. As is our pleasurable habit, Janet and I arrive a little ahead of our pilgrimage group to make sure everything is set and ready for their arrival. 

Today we joined the local Christians for Mass at their local parish St. Xavier’s inside the Old City walls of Jerusalem. Again it demonstrates the beauty of the Universal Church and the sacred liturgy that is prayed the same around the world. Two weeks ago I shared our Mass with Africans in Istanbul, today Palestinians in Jerusalem.

I hope you enjoy this little snippet and that you pray for them and support them. They are only 1.5% of the population in the Holy Land and life is very difficult for the here. They need our prayers and support.

 

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Ziggurat of Abraham in Ur (Naziriyah Iraq)

by Steve Ray on January 8, 2014

I’ve added a short video clip so you can get an idea of the Ziggurat. I also added a few pictures. Great day shooting footage for the Abraham movie with brick makers, the temple that Abraham saw with his own eyes, and a lot more.

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In Israel, Heading to Iraq and Turkey: Preparing to Shoot New Movie on Abraham

January 4, 2014

Janet and I have been in Israel the last 10 days working on the script for our new Footprints of God DVD on Abraham. It will be entitled “Abraham, Father of Faith and Works.” Besides writing we have been driving around Israel and the Palestinian areas to review all of the places related to Abraham, [...]

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Steve in Corinth: Why We Know the Bible is True; Talk at the Erastus Stone

December 9, 2013

This is one of those moments when I love taking excited Catholics to biblical lands. Last month we went to the sites of St. Paul around the Mediterranean. One of my favorite sites is the Erastus Stone off the beaten track at Ancient Corinth. Here is my 10-minute spontaneous talk about the truth of the [...]

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On My Bike from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and Back: Living the Bible in the Holy Land

December 3, 2013

On our last day in Jerusalem last week Janet suggested I ride my bike to Bethlehem which I did. Getting old you know, and I need to keep up my health with physical exercise. But I am also have an insatiable curiosity and love adventure, discovery and doing things no one else would do :-) [...]

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Bike Ride to Town of Mary Magdalen

November 17, 2013

We arrived in Tiberias yesterday and our driver brought my bike up from Jerusalem. It wasn’t very hot today so I decided to take a nice long ride and explore some new things. First, the Tanureen Restaurant which has built a new section where we will bring our groups in the future. Then I went [...]

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In Rome for Consecration of the World to Mary – Watch My Video

October 13, 2013

Watch my short video on-location below. VATICAN CITY, October 13, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Here is the translation of the prayer of consecration recited by Pope Francis in consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Holy Mary Virgin of Fatima, with renewed gratitude for your maternal presence we join our voice to that of [...]

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When will Pope John Paul II be canonized?

August 3, 2013

There are a few dates floating around: one is December 8th of 2013, the other is Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24, 2014. Either way we are prepared with flights and hotel rooms reserved for any scenario. We are building another amazing itinerary that no one else will replicate. We are lining up special guests and [...]

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Lourdes Walking Tour with Interactive Map, Video and Pictures. Enjoy!

July 31, 2013

Watching Lourdes work amazes me. It is a big operation with Masses going on all over the place all the time. Hundreds of wheelchairs processing through the streets with thousands of volunteer nurses and assistants and it all goes like clockwork. There is a sense of prayer and the reality of God here and it [...]

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Just arrived at the famous Gothic Cathedral in Burgos Spain

July 28, 2013

…more soon.

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Join Me on My Walking Tour of All of Fatima with Commentary, 21 videos, 147 pictures and an interactive map

July 27, 2013

Fatima is not just a shrine. It is the homes of the children, their parish church, the local cemetery, the places the angel met the children three times, the 93 year old niece of Lucia whom I prayed with, the well where they watered their sheep… …AND the gorgeous shrine with the apparition chapel, the [...]

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Just Had Mass at Fatima

July 24, 2013

More soon… …tomorrow I will post my 7 mile hike through ALL the sites of Fatima, explaining and sharing the whole experience. Join us in September on a pilgrimage to Fatima in Portugal, Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Lourdes in France. Visit http://www.footprintsofgodpilgrimages.com/upcoming-pilgrimages    

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Walking Tour of Catholic Lisbon Portugal, Part 1

July 23, 2013

Sorry but no time for fancy blog post but this link goes to my interactive map with pictures and videos: See Part 1 of our Walking Tour thru Catholic Lisbon Portugal HERE. Crashing into bed for early drive to Fatima tomorrow morning. Lisbon Part 2 soon (when I am awake again :-) It’s not too [...]

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Join Me and My Wife Janet on a Walking Tour of Rome with Interactive Map, Videos and Pictures

June 18, 2013

It was a great 5-mile tour visiting great churches and historical sites. Enjoy the maps, pictures and videos. Hope you love Jesus and the Church more as a result. Remember that Rome has over 800 churches and we cannot visit them all in one walking tour :-)

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EWTN

May 24, 2013

It was exciting to be on EWTN again even though it was just over the phone. Here is the show, I’m on for 8 minutes and we debuted the brand new Saint Paul Cruise teaser trailer at the end of the interview. It’s really beautiful. Enjoy.

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