Basilica of St. Therese – Lisieux, France

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox to the Basilica of St. Therese of Lisieux, the young Carmelite saint who is also known as the “Little Flower”.

Join us as we explore her home where she lived from the age of four to 15, the Carmelite Convent where she lived as a cloistered nun, and we will spiritually visit the Basilica built in her honor and where her parents are entombed.

Jewel for the Journey:
One word or a pleasing smile is often enough to raise up a saddened and wounded soul. I understood that all we accomplish, however brilliant, is worth nothing without love. – St. Therese of Lisieux

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Wed., September 30 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)
  • Or listen online via the Journeys of Hope website “Listen Live” link

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

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

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox 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

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Wed., September 23 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)
  • Or listen online via the Journeys of Hope website “Listen Live” link

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

 

The River Jordan – Site of the Baptism of Our Lord

Journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as travel to the sacred site at the Jordan River where Our Lord was baptized by John the Baptist. Hear about the history of the Site, learn more about the moment Jesus was baptized, and discover what this has to do with your baptism and your life as a Christian.

Jewel for the Journey
Every baptized person should consider that it is in the womb of the Church where he is transformed from a child of Adam to a child of God.
– St. Vincent Ferrer

WHERE TO TUNE IN:
Live – Wed., September 16 @ 8:00 PM Central
Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)
or on the Journeys of Hope website‘s online listening link

Listen to the archived audio recording on our website ASAP!

Our Lady of Montserrat – Barcelona, Spain

Journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they guide you through an audio visit to a spectacular church and monastery built atop a mountaintop in Barcelona, Spain.

The place is Montserrat, and the church is home to a miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Montserrat.

The statue dates back to at least the twelfth century. St. Ignatius Loyola made an annual pilgrimage to Montserrat as have millions of pilgrims over the years.

Jewel for the Journey
He who carries God in his heart bears heaven with him wherever he goes. – St. Ignatius Loyola

After the live broadcast, you can also listen to this program ASAP on our website!

Photo by KristiNihi: “Our Lady of Montserrat, Patroness of Catalunya” (Flickr.com) Creative Commons-Attribution license.

Jericho – West Bank, Palestine

Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox as they lead you on a journey to visit what is the oldest ancient city on earth, dating back to 9,000 BC. Jericho was the first city the Israelites conquered. It is located not far from Our Lord was baptized in the Jordan River, and as a result of several natural springs is an oasis in a very arid region of the Jordan Valley.

During this program you will discover more about:

  • Christian pilgrimage sites located here
  • the time Jesus spent in Jericho as mentioned in Scripture
  • what we can learn from the Gospel accounts of Zacchaeus and Bartimaeus – both encountered Jesus in Jericho

San Jose – Queen of the Missions

Journey with Angela Sealana & Robert Rodriguez to Mission San Jose, perhaps the finest example of a Spanish mission-complex in all of North America. During this program you will discover:

  • What led to the development of this marvel of architectural beauty – a place of sanctuary & social and cultural community
  • Lots of new details about the church at its center along with the story of the Franciscan friar who envisioned this sacred place
  • The significance of the Mission’s patron – St. Joseph

Jewel for the Journey:
“Nothing is wasted. No man is worthless to God.” – St. Josemaria Escriva

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The Visitation – Ein Karim, 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
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.                   Benedict XVI

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Dormition Abbey – Jerusalem

Come along with Mary Jane Fox & Robert Rodriguez to one of Jerusalem’s most recognizable holy sites. During this episode of Journeys of Hope we will travel to Dormition Abbey, located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, just outside of the Old City walls.

The Dormition church & monastery occupy the site traditionally believed to be where the Virgin Mary fell into a deep sleep and was assumed into heaven. Aside from describing this shrine to Blessed Mother, which contains a reclining sculpture of Mary and several sacred art mosaics, we will also discuss the Assumption of Our Lady, which is celebrated on August 15.

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.                   Benedict XVI 

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Basilica St. Mary Major – Rome, Italy

Come on a spiritual pilgrimage with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, located in the Eternal City of Rome, the location of the head of the Catholic Church. Not only is this one of the four great ancient basilicas of Rome, but it is the largest and oldest church dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary.

Aside from learning all about the Basilica’s fine artwork and architectural wonders, you will also discover more about Mary, the Mother of God and why she is venerated.

Jewel for the Journey:
Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.
St. Maximillian Kolbe

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Bethany

Journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to this small town near Jerusalem where Jesus often stayed. Hear all about the home of Mary, Martha, & Lazarus. Located on the spot of present day Al-Eizariya (Place of Lazarus) in the West Bank, it is just south of the Mount of Olives, the place associated with the Ascension of our Lord.

Jewel for the Journey:
God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle.  In the company of friends we will find strength to attain our sublime ideal. 
– St. Maximilian Kolbe

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