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”

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Live – Wed., August 21 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

… Listen to the archived audio recording on our website, ASAP!

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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

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Live – Wed., August 7 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

… Listen to the archived audio recording on our website, ASAP!

Visit PilgrimCenterofHope.org for more information.

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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Mission San Juan Capistrano – San Antonio, TX

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

Jewel for the Journey:
Those who are called to the table of the Lord must glow with the brightness that comes from the good example of a praiseworthy and blameless life. They must completely remove from their lives the filth and uncleanness of vice. Their upright lives must make them like the salt of the earth for themselves and for the rest of mankind. The brightness of their wisdom must make them like the light of the world that brings light to others. They must learn from their eminent teacher, Jesus Christ, what he declared not only to his apostles and disciples, but also to all the priests and clerics who were to succeed them, when he said, “You are the salt of the earth. But what is salt goes flat? How can you restore its flavor? Then it is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Jesus also said: “You are the light of the world.” Now a light does not illumine itself, but instead it diffuses its rays and shines all around upon everything that comes into its view. So it must be with the glowing lives of upright and holy clerics. By the brightness of their holiness they must bring light and serenity to all who gaze upon them. They have been placed here to care for others. Their own lives should be an example to others, showing how they must live in the house of the Lord.

– from the treatiseMirror of the Clergy by Saint John of Capistrano

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St. Mary’s Church – Downtown San Antonio

Take a local pilgrim journey to St. Mary’s Church, and discover lots of little known historical facts and why it has been described as one of the most breathtaking houses of worship in all of San Antonio.

Angela Sealana and Robert Rodriguez will provide a visual tour of what is one of Texas’ 20 Painted Churches. Plus they will reveal what makes this official Texas historical site so significant when it comes to the development of Catholic media, education, and services to the poor in the Alamo City.

Jewel for the Journey:
The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.  – Pope Leo XIII

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The Visitation – Ein Karem, Jerusalem

Come on a journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox  to the hill country of Judea, near the ancient city of Jerusalem where the Virgin Mary travelled to visit and care for her cousin Elizabeth. During this program you will also learn about:

  • The Visitation as described in the Gospel of Luke
  • All the details related to Mary’s great act of charity
  • The Basilica of the Visitation, built over this holy site

Jewel for the Journey:
Let us live as the Blessed Virgin lived: loving God only, desiring God only, trying to please God only in all that we do.      – St. John Vianney

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Mission San Francisco de la Espada – San Antonio, TX

Take an informative and inspiring journey with Angela Sealana & Robert Rodriguez to the last – or southern-most – Spanish mission in the San Antonio chain built along the upper San Antonio River. During this episode you will learn about:

  • French priest Francis Bouchu and his essential role in saving Mission Espada
  • the significance of the Espada facade & how this symbol is being used today
  • Espada dam & aqueduct
  • the must see spiritual treasures to be found

Jewel for the Journey:
We must never forget that we are pilgrims journeying alongside one another.  – St. Pope John Paul II

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St Peter's Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome

During this program, your spiritual guides Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox will address three key points:

  • Why is St. Peter Basilica considered one of the most important churches in Roman Catholicism? (chair of St. Peter)
  • Does this Basilica have the Chair of St. Peter?
  • What is its significance for me today?  (Chair of the Pope – authority of the Church, which comes from Christ)

Jewel for the Journey:
And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is…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. – Benedict XVI

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The Visitation – Ein Karem, Jerusalem

Come on a journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox  to the hill country of Judea, near the ancient city of Jerusalem where the Virgin Mary travelled to visit and care for her cousin Elizabeth. During this program you will also learn about:

  • The Visitation as described in the Gospel of Luke
  • All the details related to Mary’s great act of charity
  • The Basilica of the Visitation, built over this holy site

Jewel for the Journey:
Let us live as the Blessed Virgin lived: loving God only, desiring God only, trying to please God only in all that we do.  – St. John Vianney

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Visit PilgrimCenterofHope.org for more information.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar – Zaragosa, Spain

Take a virtual pilgrimage with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to the oldest church in the world devoted to the Virgin Mary. While here you will learn about:

  • How St. James the Apostle brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ here
  • The connection between James & John (the “sons of thunder”) and the Virgin Mary
  • All the Saints who venerated this shrine
  • The statue of Our Lady of the Pillar & the Pillar of Jasper

Jewel for the Journey:
In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear. – St. Therese of Lisieux

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