Fatima – Discovering the Message of Mary

Come on a journey with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox to Fatima, a town in Portugal marked by the apparitions of Mary the Mother of God to three young children in the early 20th Century. Discover Fatima, the heart of Portugal, located between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean.

Learn about the historical moments that occurred in 1916 & 1917. Apparitions of the Angel and of Mary, the Mother of God, have impacted the lives of millions throughout the years and to this today.

The Foxes will transport you to the Cova da Iria, where Holy Mary revealed herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and also gave the children the Fatima Prayer. You will also hear about the miracle of the sun, and how these occurrences influenced world events.

Jewel for the Journey

There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.   The Rosary … sustains and increases our faith.” Sister Lucia of Fatima

 

Capernaum – the Town of Jesus

Come on a journey with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox to this town on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, which was at the center of Our Lord’s public ministry. This fishing port and market for merchants was also where St. Peter lived. It was also the town where Jesus invited Matthew the Tax Collector to “follow me.”

Experience the village where a number of the Apostles lived, where Jesus announced the Holy Eucharist, and where he healed and taught.

We will take you to Peter’s house, travel down the Via Maris, and go to the synagogue where Jesus went on the Sabbath day.

Jewel for the Journey

The more Christians immerse themselves in the circle of Christ’s light, the more capable they become of understanding and accompanying the path of every man and woman towards God. – Pope Francis

Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem

Come on a journey with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox to this ancient basilica, shared by many faiths. It encompasses the site of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, anointing, and burial, as well as many other ancient tombs and chapels.

Jewel for the Journey

Pope John Paul II during Mass in the Holy Sepulcher Church in 2000: “From this place, where the Resurrection was first made known to the women and then to the Apostles, I urge all the Church’s members to renew their obedience to the Lord’s command to take the Gospel to all the ends of the earth. At the dawn of a new Millennium, there is a great need to proclaim from the rooftops the Good News that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16).”

Church of St. Anne – Birthplace of the Virgin Mary

Are you ready to explore the Christian pilgrimage experience in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, the Apostles and the Saints?

This week’s Journey of Hope takes us to the Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem in the Holy Land. Your tour guides are Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, both with over 25 years of experience in leading groups of pilgrims.

Travel within the ancient walls of Jerusalem, near the Temple Mount, between the Lions Gate the Antonian Fortress where Jesus was judged by Pontius Pilate. Find out about the history of the current Church. Learn more about Mary’s life and meet her parents Joachim and Anne.

Also discussed will be the architecture of the Church and what makes it so unique….explore the two levels of the Church as well as the area surrounding the Church, which includes the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus cured the paralytic.

Jewel for the Journey:

“Happy is he who lives and dies under the protection of the Blessed Virgin.”  St. John Vianney

 

A Tour of Pilgrim Center of Hope – San Antonio, Texas

Welcome to Journeys of Hope, a new radio program on GRN – your spiritual passport to pilgrim destinations around the world!

Come on an intimate tour of Pilgrim Center of Hope (PCH), led by your hosts Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, Co-Founders and Co-Directors of this evangelization ministry. You’ll hear all about this special place located in northwest San Antonio on consecrated land, formerly a convent for Teresian nuns.

Now in its 25th anniversary year, PCH offers peace and hope to all who visit. The 7 acre site features Stations of the Cross nestled under large cypress and oak trees. The inside is adorned with sacred art, much of it from the Holy Land; carvings, mosaics, statuary, paintings and photos. Hear about the reliquary which contains First and Second Class relics of the saints. Experience Gethsemane Chapel; the Tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross with stones from the sites of the Passion of Christ, and the life-size bronze sculpture based on a study of the Shroud of Turin.

The Foxes will also share some stories about how visitors to PCH have experienced peace, healing, and conversion, be it through moments of sacred silence in the chapel or as the result of spiritual refreshment received at a Day & Evening of Hope, Socials with the Saints, or at an Evening with Mary.

Jewel for the Journey

Ask Jesus what He wants from you and be brave! – Pope Francis