Mission San Juan Capistrano – San Antonio, TX

In honor of the Feast of St. John of Capistrano, join Robert Rodriguez and Angela Sealana for a virtual tour of the smallest of the five Spanish Missions established in San Antonio in the 18th century. Discover what life was like among the Franciscan friars and native inhabitants here at the height of the missionary efforts to bring Christianity and the ways of Spanish society to the newly acquired territory.

During this program you will also learn about:

  • the history & architecture of San Juan
  • the impressive agricultural activity that took place here
  • how priests from several religious orders contributed to this mission’s spiritual life
  • the life of St. John (San Juan) of Capistrano

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Encore – Wed., October 23 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

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Journeys With the Living Stones – Sea of Galilee

Join Robert Rodriguez for this episode of our unique mini-series Journeys With the Living Stones – inspired by the words of St. Peter’s first letter in the New Testament (cf. 1 Peter 2: 4-5). This passage refers to the “living stones,” those whose ancestors have passed on the Catholic faith to them, and who are living witnesses to Jesus Christ.

Throughout this mini-series we will be accompanying pilgrims as they take us back to their pilgrimage journey. This week Robert Rodriguez will interview recent Holy Land pilgrims Christina & Valentin Campos, about their impressions of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus Christ did much of his preaching by the shores of the Sea of Galilee, we will transport you to many of the ports that date back to biblical times as well as set sail aboard a fishermen’s boat.

Jewel for the Journey:
Do not be afraid…Put out into the deep and let down your nets.  – St. Pope John Paul II

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Journeys With the Living Stones – Mt. Carmel, Israel

Join Angela Sealana for this episode of our unique mini-series Journeys With the Living Stones – inspired by the words of St. Peter’s first letter in the New Testament (cf. 1 Peter 2: 4-5). This passage refers to the “living stones,” those whose ancestors have passed on the Catholic faith to them, and who are living witnesses to Jesus Christ.

Throughout this mini-series we will be accompanying pilgrims as they take us back to their pilgrimage journey. This week Angela Sealana will interview Holy Land pilgrim Marjorie McClellan, for a visit to the sacred site of Mt. Carmel located in the Haifa District of Israel. Many significant moments in the life of the Old Testament prophet Elijah took place here. Mt Carmel is also home to the 19th century Stella Maris Monastery, the world headquarters of the Carmelite religious order.

Jewel for the Journey:
Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you.
All things are passing. God never changes.
Patient endurance obtains all things.
Whoever has God lacks nothing. God alone suffices.
– St. Teresa of Avila

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Journeys With the Living Stones – Mt. of Beatitudes

Join Angela Sealana & Robert Rodriguez for a unique mini-series Journeys With the Living Stones – inspired by the words of St. Peter’s first letter in the New Testament (cf. 1 Peter 2: 4-5). This passage refers to the “living stones,” those whose ancestors have passed on the Catholic faith to them, and who are living witnesses to Jesus Christ.

Throughout this mini-series we will be accompanying pilgrims as they take us back to their pilgrimage journey. This week Angela Sealana our Media Coordinator, will talk about her impressions of and connection to the Mt. of Beatitudes, near Tabgha

Jewel for the Journey:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   – Matthew 5: 3-10

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Journeys With the Living Stones – The Holy Land, Part 1

Join Angela Sealana & Robert Rodriguez for a unique mini-series Journey With the Living Stones – inspired by the words of St. Peter’s first letter in the New Testament (cf. 1 Peter 2: 4-5). This passage refers to the “living stones,” those whose ancestors have passed on the Catholic faith to them, and who are living witnesses to Jesus Christ.

Throughout this mini-series we will be accompanying pilgrims as they take us back to their pilgrimage journey. This week our Robert Rodriguez, PR & Marketing staff person, will share about his August 2019 pilgrimage experience in the Holy Land.

Jewel for the Journey:
Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house.   –  1 Peter 2: 5

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St. Pope John Paul II 1987 Visit – San Antonio, TX

Join Robert Rodriguez & Angela Sealana along with special guest JPII San Antonio Visit Project Manager Robert Aguirre as they re-visit and relive the 1987 visit of Pope John Paul II to the Alamo City.

During this program not only will we review the historic visit of John Paul – known as the Pilgrim Pope – to San Antonio, but we will also:

  • Take an intimate look at the only visit by a Pope to San Antonio
  • Share news about our first Pilgrimage to Poland, Vienna & Prague
  • Talk about the Papacy and legacy of Pope John Paul II

Jewel for the Journey:

This land is a crossroads, standing at the border of two great nations, and experiencing both the enrichment and the complications which arise from this circumstance. You are thus a symbol and a kind of laboratory testing America’s commitment to her founding moral principles and human values.
– St. Pope John Paul II (excerpt from homily – Mass for the faithful of San Antonio, Sunday, September 13, 1987)

Read the article Reflections of a Papal Usher now:
https://pilgrimcenterofhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Papal-Visit-Reflections-of-a-Papal-Usher-9-87.pdf

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Basilica of St. Paul Outside of the Walls – Rome, Italy

Take a virtual trip to the Eternal City of Rome with Mary Jane Fox & Robert Rodriguez, as they explore the second largest basilica outside of St. Peter’s – the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.  It is one of the five major basilicas in Rome and houses the Tomb of St. Paul!

During this pilgrimage journey, you will discover more about:

  • the Basilica’s architecture & Sacred Art
  • What is to be found at the Tomb of St. Paul
  • The Life of St. Paul, the greatest of the early Christian missionaries
  • The ancient wooden crucifix that spoke to St. Bridget of Sweden
  • The famous “15 Prayers of St. Bridget”

Jewel for the Journey:
You cannot be a conscious Christian without St. Paul. He translated the teachings of Christ into a doctrinal structure that, even with the additions of a vast number of thinkers, theologians and pastors, has resisted and still exists after two thousand years.  – Pope Francis

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Church of the Transfiguration – Lower Galilee, Israel

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox for a virtual pilgrimage to the summit of Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration of Jesus (celebrated on August 6). During this program you will learn more about:

  • The significance of mountain heights chosen by God to give important messages to His people
  • The Basilica of the Transfiguration
  • The conversion story of Italian architect Antonio Berluzzi, the Basilica’s designer
  • Spiritual Life Lessons we can learn from the Transfiguration

Jewel for the Journey:
Being here enables us to understand that we need to detach ourselves from material things, to look to heaven, as earthly things often separate us from Jesus. It is no coincidence that Jesus choose this mountain for His Transfiguration.   Rabab

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Birthplace of St. John the Baptist – Jerusalem

Take a virtual journey to the Holy Land with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they visit the birthplace of St. John the Baptist, located in the hill country of Jerusalem in ancient Palestine. During this program, you will learn more about:

  • The Church of the Nativity of St. John
  • The Story of Mary’s Visitation to Elizabeth & Zechariah
  • The Canticle of Zechariah
  • The Life of St. John the Baptist
  • How we can emulate John & proclaim the Good News

Jewel for the Journey:
Celebrating the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist also reminds us – Christians in our own times – that we cannot give into compromise when it comes to our love for Christ, for his Word, for his Truth. The Truth is the Truth; there is no compromise. The Christian life requires, as it were, the ‘martyrdom’ of daily fidelity to the Gospel; the courage, that is, to allow Christ to increase in us and to direct our thoughts and actions.       – Pope Benedict XVI

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St. Anthony de Padua – Portugal & Italy

Join Angela Sealana and Debbie Garza – a pilgrimage group leader for Pilgrim Center of Hope – as they spiritually travel to some of the sites related to St. Anthony de Padua, the patron saint of San Antonio, known for his powerful preaching.

During this program:

  • Learn about the places of St. Anthony’s birth and spiritual formation.
  • Discover how St. Anthony impacted the world through his ministry as a Franciscan.
  • Talk about St. Anthony’s relevance for us today and our everyday spiritual journey.

Jewel for the Journey:
The spirit of humility is sweeter than honey, and those who nourish themselves with this honey produce sweet fruit.  – St. Anthony of Padua

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