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First Day at Sea!

by Steve Ray on November 1, 2014

Here is the video from friday. We drove across Greece to our ship south of Athens and boarded and headed out to see.

The group that is cruise-only arrive before us and were greeting us as we entered the ship. Enjoy the video!

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Mass at Altar of St. John Paul II and more

by Steve Ray on October 28, 2014

Early Mass at Tomb of St. John Paul II then tour of St. Peter’s.

Then we visit the sites related to St. Paul’s martyrdom and more. Enjoy!

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Encouraging Word from a New Convert

by Steve Ray on October 26, 2014

Mr Ray.

I know you are a very busy man, so I will try to keep this brief. My name is Joshua Shearer. I’ve been a baptist all my life, but in this last year I have started to discern the Catholic faith. I am fully convinced that Catholicism holds the truth and am planning on joining the Church very very soon. Praise be to God for pulling me out of that place of ignorance by showing me the light!

I just wanted to give you a word of encouragement by saying that I love what you are doing. Stay in the light, and may God watch over you in all that you do.

I pray that someday all Christians here on earth will be united under one roof. I have already started my journey to this end by sharing with anyone who will listen to the truth that has been revealed to me. Perhaps we will see a revival in our lifetime. After all, if fundamentalist baptists like you and me can be reached, maybe this is a dawn of a new beginning, the end of a 500 year long struggle.

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Synod Surprise

October 22, 2014

Posted by MARK BRUMLEY on Tuesday Oct 21st, 2014 at 5:23 PM COMMENTARY ON SYNOD ON THE FAMILY Those expecting big changes in Catholic teaching in the final report of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family just encountered the “God of surprises,” to use Pope Francis’ expression. No big changes. Of course, the [...]

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Legatus Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 7

October 15, 2014

Mass at Gethsemane is always moving. Mount Zion, Tour of the Holy Shroud exhibit, entrance to the Tomb and much more. Enjoy!

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Carrying our Cross with Christ, Mass at Tomb, Visitation and more

October 14, 2014

Join us for Via Dolorosa and Mass the Tomb and … … Visitation, Western Wall, meeting with Bishop of Jerusalem and more.

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All Day in Bethlehem: Pilgrimage Day 5

October 13, 2014

From shopping to the shepherds caves, from Christmas carols to Mass from the birth of Our Lord to dinner and dancing. Enjoy!

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Video Fixed – Legatus Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 4: Capernaum, Up to Jerusalem

October 12, 2014

Sorry the wrong video uploaded last night. It was only 50 seconds, just a segment of our dinner. Now we have the whole video up – almost 15 minutes of the entire day including Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee and the drive up to Jerusalem. Enjoy today’s video.

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Legatus Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 2

October 10, 2014

What a magnificent first full day on this pilgrimage. Legatus is wonderfully organized, prompt, interested and a very impressive group – the full bus of them! We enjoy having Tom Monahan of Domino’s Pizza and Ave Maria University with us on this trip. Today we visited the Mount of Transfiguration where we celebrated Mass, then [...]

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Ireland Day 8: Grand Finale!

October 7, 2014

Our last day was happy and sad. It’s always sorrowful to say goodbye to all her new friends and new friends they are. We started out today going to Trinity College in Dublin. The main attraction here is the Book of Kells. These glorious illustrated Gospels were written and designed over 1000 years ago which [...]

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Ireland Day 7: Tour of Dublin; Patrick Coffin’s Magic

October 6, 2014

Friendly, clean and historic city. Great tour. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral and tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral that was confiscated from the Catholics by the British. Overall a great day ending with Patrick often doing his magic show (which will be featured in a second video today) Enjoy! Patrick Coffin’s Magic Show

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Ireland Day 6: Tipperary to Dublin, great fun along the way

October 5, 2014

Today was Sunday and we left our hotel in Tipperary and drove through beautiful landscape that reminded us of Switzerland. Cows and sheep in beautiful stone fenced hillsides. We had some great stories along the way as well: Janet’s story of her experience with the prayers of St. John Paul II, Fr. James’ story of [...]

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Ireland Day 5: Blarny Stone, St. Patrick’s Stone of Cashel and more

October 4, 2014

We were all sad to leave the beautiful hotel and Sneem in the southwest corner of Ireland. But it was a beautiful day full of sunshine and puffy clouds and we drove east towards County Cork. Our first stop was a castle and Blarney where everyone wanted to kiss the Blarney Stone. Good pictures and [...]

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Ireland Day 4: Ring of Kerry, Music and Dance

October 3, 2014

Another wonderful day. Very late but I wanted to get these two videos up before crashing into bed. The Ring of Kerry was spectacular with scenery the best in Ireland. Mountains, rushing rivers, lakes, gorst bushes and heather, and the kindest and the friendliest, kindest and wittiest folks in the world. Enjoy! Samples of some [...]

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Ireland Day 3: Bunratty Castle, Limericks in Limerick, Mass in Adare, Arrival in Sneem

October 2, 2014

One day gets better than the next. Today we started at Bunratty castle and stepped back 600 years in history. Bunratty village takes a while to wander through as you place yourself in a village in medieval Ireland. Watch the animals, smell the smoke from peat burning in the fireplaces and enjoy the magnificent Irish [...]

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Ireland Day 2: Our Lady of Knock, Steve’s Explanations, Batt’s Story, Evening in Galway and more

October 1, 2014

Great day! Enjoy our visit to Our Lady’s apparition in Knock and my speculation on it’s meaning (separate video below). Also see Cong where Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne film “The Quiet Man” and our drive thru western Ireland. In a separate video below see Batt at his best – as an old Irish story-teller. [...]

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