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.

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Encore – Wed., July 17 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

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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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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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Mission San Antonio de Valero – San Antonio, TX

Did you know that the Alamo was once an active Catholic Mission?

Join Angela Sealana & Robert Rodriguez for this revealing and spiritual look at the Shrine of Texas Liberty, previously known as Mission San Antonio de Valero. During this virtual spiritual journey, find out about:

  • the history of what was the first of five Catholic missions established by the Franciscan Order in San Antonio
  • the connection between the Spanish Missions and today’s Archdiocese of San Antonio
  • the Franciscan Order and their spirituality
  • How to apply Franciscan spirituality & the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi to your faith life

Jewel for the Journey
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent?
– Romans 10:13-15

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(photo courtesy of Texas A&M University)

Basilica of the Sacred Heart – Paris

Journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they travel to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris, also known as Sacre-Coeur Basilica. Located atop the hill of Montmartre – the Mount of Martyrs, the Basilica is a popular place of pilgrimage. During this episode you will also learn about:

  • All aspects of the Romano-Byzantine-style Basilica
  • The history of the Basilica’s perpetual Adoration of the Holy Eucharist since 1885
  • St. Denis, the first Bishop & Martyr of Paris
  • Why today the Basilica remains a place of continuous spiritual life

Jewel for the Journey
Do not let the past disturb you, just leave everything in the Sacred Heart and begin again with joy. – St. Teresa of Calcutta

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The Catacombs of St. Callixtus – Rome, Italy

Take a virtual journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to an underground cemetery with origins that go back to the Second century. During this episode of Journeys of Hope, you will discover:

  • the history of these catacombs
  • who is buried here
  • the symbolism of the sacred art on many tombs
  • what does this place mean to our faith today

Jewel for the Journey:
Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ Crucified you can do everything.  – St. Catherine of Siena

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The Empty Tomb – Jerusalem

Take a journey to the Holy Land with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to the holiest site for all Christians, the Tomb of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. This program will include:

  • A discussion of all Scriptural references to the burial and resurrection of Jesus recorded in the New Testament
  • The history of the area where Christ was crucified, buried, and rose from the dead
  • A virtual tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which was built over these holy sites
  • Insights from 56 trips to this sacred destination in the Holy Land

Jewel for the Journey:
Only one secret: The closer we come to Jesus, the better we will know his thirst. – St. Mother Teresa

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