Rue du Bac, Paris – Shrine of the Miraculous Medal

Take a spirit-filled trip with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to 140 Rue de Bac Street in the heart of Paris, the address of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.  It was in this chapel in 1830 that the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Laboure. This is where Our Lady instructed Catherine to have a medal struck after the model image that was presented to her.

Find out why the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal is such a sacred place and also discover what St. Catherine saw during the Marian apparitions that led to the creation of the Miraculous Medal.

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St. Catherine of Siena – Italy

During today’s pilgrimage, we are going to spiritually travel alongside one of the most influential women in history – a Doctor of the Church, St. Catherine of Siena! We will:

  • Meet St. Catherine, a young & gifted mystic
  • Discover why the Church has upheld her as one of our greatest teachers & role models even today
  • Take a spiritual pilgrimage through the church where she often prayed, and the chapels that are built over the site of her family home

Jewel for the Journey:
Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.  – St. Catherine of Siena

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Photo by Debra Garza – Statue of St. Catherine mentioned during our program

Fatima – Discovering the Message of Mary

Come on a journey with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox to Fatima, a town in Portugal marked by the apparitions of Mary the Mother of God to three young children in the early 20th Century. Discover Fatima, the heart of Portugal, located between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean.

And learn about the historical moments that occurred in 1916 & 1917. Apparitions of the Angel and of Mary, the Mother of God have impacted the lives of millions throughout the years and to this today.

The Foxes will transport you to the Cova da Iria, where Holy Mary revealed herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and also gave the children the Fatima Prayer. You will also hear about the miracle of the sun, and how these occurrences influenced world events.

Jewel for the Journey:
There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.   The Rosary … sustains and increases our faith.”  – Sister Lucia of Fatima

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Mary’s House – Ephesus, Turkey

Travel with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to the home of the Blessed Virgin Mary located in Ephesus, Turkey. Find out how the remains of the house were discovered towards the end of the 19th century and why over 1 million people visit every year. It is believed that St. John the Disciple brought Mary here after leaving Jerusalem to avoid persecution.

Learn from St. John the Evangelist, Blessed Catherine Anne Emmerich, and the last several popes about the importance of spending more time with Mary.

Jewel for the Journey:
Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence. – St. Francis de Sales

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Mary’s House in Ephesus

Statue of Mary by her home in Ephesus

Ancient ruins at Ephesus

Main episode image credit: Winstonza / CC BY-SA

Church of St. Peter’s Primacy

This week on Journeys of Hope, we’re journeying to the Sea of Galilee’s shoreline where Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?” and charged him with the care of the early Church. Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox for this special spiritual pilgrimage to a place of mercy and healing.

 During this hour – we will:

  • Describe how this spot looked at the time of Christ and how it is today
  • Look at the scripture story that refers to this site (John 21) about the miraculous catch of fish, Jesus cooking breakfast for the disciples, the meaning of the charcoal fire, and Jesus addressing Peter directly for the first time since his denial.
  • Apply this to our everyday life.

Jewel for the Journey:
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know him and to speak to others of our friendship with him.         – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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St. Helena Chapel – Holy Sepulcher Church

This week on Journeys of Hope, we’re journeying to Jerusalem where the Cross of Christ was discovered by the mother of Emperor Constantine, St. Helena! Join Angela Sealana & Robert Rodriguez for this timely and meaningful visit to what is the holiest site in all of Christendom.

 During this hour – we will:

  • Learn about Constantine the Great and the story of how his devout mother, Helena, discovered the Cross of Christ in Jerusalem
  • We’ll take you inside the ancient Chapel of St. Helena built on the spot, which is part of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • & look at the hope for healing and freedom that this story teaches us for our lives today.

Jewel for the Journey:
May Christ, who has already defeated death and opened for us the way to eternal salvation, dispel the darkness of our suffering humanity and lead us into the light of His glorious day. A day that knows no end.
– Pope Francis, from his Urbi et Orbi Easter 2020 message

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Via Crucis – Jerusalem

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they retrace the Via Crucis – the Way of the Cross – in the Old City of Jerusalem in the Holy Land. For over 1,000 years, the Christian faithful have traced the path that tradition says Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion.

During this program we will take you to the former Antonia Fortress, commemorate each of the 14 Stations of the Cross which concludes at Calvary in the Church of the Holy Seplchre. Our discussion will also:

  • Draw attention to the suffering & death of Jesus
  • Talk about when the Stations became a familiar feature in every Catholic church
  • Mention how the Via Crucis serves as a substitute pilgrimage
  • How the Way of the Cross relates to the life of every person

Jewel for the Journey:
The Way of the Cross alone defeats sin, evil and death, for it leads to the radiant light of Christ’s resurrection and opens the horizons of a new and fuller life. It is the way of hope, the way of the future. Those who take up this way with generosity and faith give hope and a future to humanity.
– Pope Francis

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Mt. Sinai – Egypt

Travel with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to Mt. Sinai in Egypt. Aside from exploring this sacred destination, they will also discuss:

  • Catherine of Alexandria’s Connection to a monastery at the foot of the mountain
  • The Life of St. Catherine
  • The Message behind Catherine’s honesty and integrity in following Jesus Christ

Jewel for the Journey:
The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the sign of the Cross.    
– St. Anthony of Egypt

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The Shroud of Turin – A Journey Through the Centuries

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they take an in-depth look at the Shroud of Turin, a 14-foot by 4-foot linen cloth venerated by millions of Christians, because it is believed to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

Considered one of the most sacred religious icons on Earth, the Shroud is the most studied, ancient cloth in history and in the world.

During this program, you will learn why the Shroud is so intensely debated, studied, and venerated. Other questions to be discussed:

  • Who is the man, whose image is imprinted on the Shroud?
  • What can we learn from the Shroud today?

Jewel for the Journey:
This face has eyes that are closed, it is the face of one who is dead, and yet mysteriously he is watching us, and in silence he speaks to us.
How is this possible?… It is because the Man of the Shroud invites us to contemplate Jesus of Nazareth.
This image, impressed upon the cloth, speaks to our heart and moves us to climb the hill of Calvary, to look upon the wood of the Cross, and to immerse ourselves in the eloquent silence of love.
– 
Pope Francis in Turin, Italy (2015)

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Nazareth – Hometown of Jesus

Come along with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they take a look at what was a small town in the region of Galilee in ancient Palestine. This journey is focused on Nazareth, the home of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. During this episode hear about:

  • What Nazareth was like at the time of Jesus
  • The site of the Annunciation
  • How the words of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary can still influence our lives today

Jewel for the Journey:
The Hope of humanity was realized in the “yes” in the Blessed Virgin, Our Lady of Hope. — Deacon Tom Fox

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