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

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Live – Wed., April 8 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

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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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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – San Antonio, TX

Come along with Robert Rodriguez and Angela Sealana to the first Catholic Church in San Antonio built in 1871, specifically to serve a burgeoning German community. This program will:

  • Explore the history of St. Joseph’s parish
  • Look at the Gothic Revival design, reminiscent of the grand cathedrals of Europe
  • Talk about why the parish is a testament to the resolve and devotion of the people it continues to serve.

Jewel for the Journey:
We have close to us as much as Joseph had at Nazareth; we have our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, but our poor eyes fail to see Him. Let us once become interior souls and we shall immediately see. In no better way can we enter into the Heart of our Lord than through Saint Joseph. Jesus and Mary are eager to pay the debts which they owe him for his devoted care of them, and their greatest pleasure is to fulfill his least desire. Let him, then, lead you by hand into the interior sanctuary of the Eucharistic Jesus.  – St. Peter Julian Eymard

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Journey With the Living Stones – Capernaum

Come on a spiritual journey with Robert Rodriguez and guest Eddie Reyes, as they travel to Capernaum – the home of Jesus during the last three years of his public ministry. This thriving fishing port on the Sea of Galilee is where Jesus called five of the Apostles.

During this episode of our mini-series Journeys With the Living Stones you will also discover:

  • The Home of St. Peter, where Jesus resided
  • The 1st century synagogue where Jesus preached
  • The Scripture related to this Holy Site, including the Bread of Life discourse (cf. John 6: 22-59)
  • The significant miracles Jesus performed here

Jewel for the Journey:
It is written: One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. – Matthew 4: 4

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Come to Me - A Catholic Woman's Spiritual Prayer Companion

St. Patrick’s Purgatory – Lough Derg, Ireland

What do St. Patrick and purgatory have to do with each other?

Learn the answer and come along with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox for a journey to Europe’s oldest pilgrimage destination. Find out about the famous three-day pilgrimage, which involves going barefoot the entire time, regardless of the weather or terrain.

The “Purgatory Island” experience is known as the most challenging pilgrimage in the Christian World.

Jewel for the Journey:
Purgatory is like a purifying fire burning inside a person, a painful experience of regret for one’s sins.  — Pope Benedict XVI

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Mt. Nebo – Jordan

Journey alongside Angela Sealana & Robert Rodriguez on a virtual pilgrimage to the summit of Mount Nebo, the place described in the Old Testament where God granted Moses a view of the Promised Land. Early Christians from Jerusalem made it a pilgrimage destination. During this program:

  • Learn about this area of the Holy Land, its role in religious history, and all that can be seen from this vantage point
  • Reflect on the trust of the Israelites and how God is faithful to His promises, plus other lessons for your everyday life

Jewel for the Journey:
Like Moses, we too have been called by name, invited to undertake a daily exodus from sin and slavery towards life and freedom, and given an unshakeable promise to guide our journey. In the waters of Baptism, we have passed from the slavery of sin to new life and hope.  — Pope Benedict XVI

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Basilica of St. John Lateran – Rome

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they journey to the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Find out why this basilica is known as the seat of the bishop of Rome – the Pope. Learn about the magnificent sacred art and relics contained within this holy place. And discover several ways to be like the Apostles and the saints in your everyday lives.

Jewel for the Journey:
No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it.  — St. Maximillian Kolbe

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Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – Rio Grande Valley

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox & Robert Rodriguez to a sacred site in South Texas that attracts over a million pilgrims each year. Since 1954, Catholics in search of healing and other blessings have been drawn to this shrine with a beloved wooden statue of the Immaculate Conception.

Join us as we explore the massive basilica, the life-size Stations of the Cross, and the history which has led many throughout Texas and Mexico to have a deep devotion to Our Lady of San Juan.

Jewel for the Journey:
Mater Immaculata, Ora pro nobis – Immaculate Mary, Pray for us.
— on banner held by two angels above the statue of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle

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