Journey to Health and Wellness, Wherever You Are

Take the next step toward a healthier, happier life. During this special Journeys of Hope episode, your guides are Mary Jane Fox & health coach Patricia Brown, MBA, BSN, RN.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Discovering your Pillars of Wellness with GOD (Spiritual) as center
  • Physical wellness: Movement, Nutrition, Sleep
  • Social wellness: Interaction, Play, Stress management
  • Much More!

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Live – Wed., January 19 @ 8:00 PM CST

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

… Listen to the archived audio recording here on our website, ASAP beginning the next day; will also be available on major podcast apps – search for “Journeys of Hope.”


Guest Information

Patricia Brown, M.S.*
Certified Health Coach
315-221-1579
fitbrown@hotmail.com

Patricia holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Texas State University. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education with a Kinesiology minor from Angelo State University where she was a collegiate volleyball player. She is a Certified Health Coach by the American Council on Exercise. Holds a lifetime Teaching certificate for the state of Texas.

Over the last 30 years Patricia has worn many hats in the fitness industry, first as an elementary PE Teacher, promoted to college instructor in kinesiology at Palo Alto College, aerobics teacher, boot camp instructor, volleyball coach, Personal Trainer and Corporate Wellness specialist.

*Previous abbreviations listed were incorrect. We apologize for the error.

A Journey to the River Jordan – With Jesus and John the Baptist

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox to the sacred site of the Baptism of Jesus, the River Jordan! Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM, Co-Founder & Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries joins Mary Jane Fox on this week’s spiritual pilgrimage. Listen in, as they discuss the area marked at the River Jordan where John the Baptist was baptizing people in preparation for the coming of the Messiah.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist
  • What is the connection between John the Baptist & Jesus?
  • Why is Baptism so important?
  • Much More!

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsors, Francisco & Sherry Beatty, who made this podcast episode possible.

For more information about Fr. Alex Kratz, Terra Sancta Ministry and Shrine, click here.


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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


A Closer Look at the Jordan River:


Where is the Jordan River?

A Journey with a Holy Land Architect: Antonio Barluzzi

Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, as they guide us through a pilgrimage to the Holy Land! This will be a different kind of journey compared to our past visits. We will be placing a particular focus on a man who with his extraordinary gifts and talent made a difference in the Holy Land, Antonio Barluzzi! An architect consecrated to God and committed his life in the mission of building several Churches at holy sites related to the life of Jesus Christ.

During our journey, you will:

  • Learn about the life of Antonio Barluzzi.
  • Be introduced to 2 churches Antonio Barluzzi built.
  • Hear excerpts from his diary.
  • Much more!

The face of Antonio Barluzzi on the featured image appears courtesy of User:Bonio derivative work: Victuallers, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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Guideline of Discerning God’s Will


Jewel for the Journey

“All men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.” – St. John Paul II. Taken from his Letter to Artist


A Closer Look at the work of Antonio Barluzzi:


Where is the Basilica of Agony and the Garden of Gethsemani?


Where is The Church of the Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor?

A Journey to the Milk Grotto

Looking for information about our Radio Encore Broadcast of A Journey to the Milk Grotto?

Podcast Episode

Come along with Mary Jane Fox on this week’s spiritual pilgrimage to Milk Grotto, not far from the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square in Bethlehem! According to Tradition, the Holy Family took refuge in this grotto on their way to Egypt as they were fleeing the Slaughter of the Innocents. Listen in, as Mary Jane shares why the Milk Grotto is a pilgrim destination, especially for new mothers and women who are trying to conceive.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Why is this place called the Milk Grotto?
  • What is it like inside?
  • Learn the prayer shared by the Franciscan Friars, to all who visit the Milk Grotto to pray for Mary’s help.
  • Much more!


Listen to this program on our podcast feeds starting Thursday, Dec. 30, on any of the following podcast services:

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Jewel for the Journey

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)


A Closer Look at the Milk Grotto


Where is the Chapel of the Milk Grotto?

A Journey to the Scene of the Nativity

Looking for information about our Radio Encore Broadcast of A Journey to the Basilica of Nativity in Bethlehem?

Podcast Episode

This week’s spiritual pilgrimage takes us to the scene of the Nativity of Jesus Christ! Join Mary Jane Fox on a walk to the manger in Bethlehem in ancient Palestine. To that simple place where Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ, and where she, the infant Jesus, and Joseph his foster father stayed a while after his birth.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • What is the weather and terrain like in Bethlehem during the time of the birth of Jesus?
  • Hear about the birth of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2.
  • What must have Mary and Joseph felt in the moments after Jesus was born?
  • Much more!

Listen to this program on our podcast feeds starting Thursday, Dec. 23, on any of the following podcast services:

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Jewel for the Journey

Let us rejoice, for Jesus our Savior shows us he is with us at every moment in our lives! Let us rejoice, for Jesus is our Hope!


A Look at Scene of the Nativity Through the Eyes of a Pilgrim


Where is the Nativity of Jesus Christ?

Journey to Christmas: Traditions from Around the World

This week’s virtual pilgrimage with Angela Sealana takes us on a journey to Christmas! Jump into the holiday spirit by exploring Christmas devotions from around the world; their origins and the deeper meanings behind them that have led millions into the celebration of Christmas for centuries.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Light in the Window & ‘Christmas Lights’
  • Advent & Nativity/Creche
  • Posadas & Pinatas
  • Oplatki
  • Epiphany house blessing and traditions
  • Much More!

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Jewel for the Journey

The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people.” (Luke 2:10)


A Closer Look at Christmas: Traditions from Around the World

Epiphany House Blessing – Short Version

Epiphany House Blessing – Version with Room Blessings


Where is the Nativity of Jesus Christ?

A Journey to Bethlehem with Saint Jerome

Time to add another stamp to your spiritual passport! Come along with Mary Jane Fox on a journey to Bethlehem with St. Jerome. Our journey will take us to Saint Jerome’s Grotto, which is accessed from the Church of St Catherine.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • St. Jerome the Man
  • St. Jerome Chapel at Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Bethlehem
  • Importance of Scripture and Lectio Divina
  • Much more!

Lectio Divina: A Guide to Praying with Scripture


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Jewel for the Journey:

We must love Christ and always seek Christ’s embraces. Then everything difficult will seem easy.” – St. Jerome


A Closer Look at St. Jerome Chapel at Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Bethlehem:

 


Where is the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Bethlehem?

A Journey with Terra Sancta Ministries

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox to Terra Sancta Ministries in Pontiac, MI! To help guide us on our spiritual pilgrimage is Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM. He is Co-Founder & Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries, oversees St. Joseph Chapel and the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Pontiac where the ministry is headquartered.

During this spiritual pilgrimage, we will:

  • Learn about the history of Terra Sancta Ministries and its mission.
  • Be introduced to the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary.
  • Discover what pilgrims can experience while visiting the Shrine.
  • Much more!

For more information about Terra Sancta Ministry and Shrine, click here.


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Jewel for the Journey:

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received–only what you have given; a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.” – St. Francis of Assisi


A Closer Look at Terra Sancta Ministries:

Images courtesy of Terra Sancta Ministries or captured from their Official Facebook Page.  All rights reserved.


Where is Terra Sancta Ministries?

Journey with Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus

Looking for information about our Radio Encore Broadcast of Nazareth & St. Joseph?

Podcast Episode

This week’s virtual pilgrimage with Mary Jane Fox takes us on a journey with St. Joseph, chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus.

During this program, Mary Jane will discuss:

  • What we know about Joseph from Scripture
  • How the Church has directed us to Joseph
  • How Joseph is a role model for everyone
  • Much more!

Listen to this program on our podcast feeds starting Thursday, Nov. 25, on any of the following podcast services:

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Jewel for the Journey

“I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to the glorious St Joseph, for I have great experience of the blessings which he can obtain from God. I do not remember that I have ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant.” – St. Teresa of Avila


Prayer: Memorare to St. Joseph

Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted.Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection.Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen.

National Shrine of Divine Mercy – Stockbridge, MA

Come on a journey with Angela Sealana to The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA! To help guide us on our spiritual pilgrimage is the rector of the shrine, Fr. Anthony Gramlich, MIC.

During this spiritual pilgrimage, we will:

  • Address the question of God’s mercy; Does God really forgive me? Why do we often struggle with forgiveness and our relationship with God, and how can we embrace God’s mercy for us and for others?
  • Hear the amazing story of how the message of God’s mercy was given to us in modern times through a very special diary, and the miraculous journey of how it made its way from Poland during World War II all the way to Massachusetts!
  • Learn how the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy came to be established, what it’s like, and what pilgrims can experience there.

For more information on The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, click here to visit their website.

Featured Images captured from the Official Facebook Page for The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy.


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Jewel for the Journey:

ABCs of Divine Mercy: Ask for Mercy, Be Merciful, and Completely trust in Jesus.


A Closer Look at The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy:

Image courtesy of The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. All rights reserved.


Where is The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy?