A Journey to the Scene of the Nativity

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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!

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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

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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?

A New Journey to the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal

This week’s spiritual pilgrimage takes us to 140 Rue du Bac, in the heart of Paris, France. Join Mary Jane Fox, as she takes us on a new journey to the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal!  In this very chapel, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830 and instructed Catherine to have a medal struck after the model image that was presented to her. It was called the Medal of our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in the beginning. However, as medals were distributed and worn by Christians; many conversions and even miracles occurred! For these reasons, the Medal came to be called the Miraculous Medal.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Mary’s apparition in Paris and to whom she appeared
  • The incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure
  • How people have experienced miracles and graces related to the Miraculous Medal
  • … much more!

For a complimentary Miraculous Medal along with a pamphlet explaining its significance, call us at 210-521-3377.

Featured Image: “The Protection of God is Always There!”, by Lawrence OPCC BY-SA 2.0


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Jewel for the Journey:

“From Mary we learn to surrender to God’s Will in all things. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary we learn to love Christ her Son and the Son of God!” – St. Pope John Paul II


Photos of the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal:


Where is the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal?

Journey to the Holy Land with St. Angela Merici

Join Mary Jane Fox and Nan Balfour, as they guide us through a pilgrimage to the Holy Land unlike the ones of today; but like the ones, many faithful pilgrims took in the middle ages! Our journey will be with a woman who lived during the same time as St. Ignatius of Loyola. She was born in Italy in the late 15th century, and her name is Angela Merici. This woman, now a canonized saint, was an incredibly strong woman of faith and courage. St. Angela Merici is the founder of the Order of Nuns called the Ursulines and made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land as well.

During our journey, you will:

  • Learn about the life of St. Angela Merici
  • Discover what the pilgrimage experience was like during St. Angela’s time.
  • Gain some insight into discerning God’s Will through the example of St. Angela Merici
  • … much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“Do not lose heart, even if you should discover that you lack qualities necessary for the work to which you are called. He who called you will not desert you, but the moment you are in need he will stretch out his saving hand.” – St. Angela Merici


Photos of St. Angela Merici:


Where is the Holy Land?

St. Gerard Church – San Antonio

Listen along with Angela Sealana as she leads you on an audio pilgrimage to the first church dedicated to St. Gerard Majella in the United States, located in San Antonio. Her family has had connections to this parish for generations.

During our journey, you will:

  • Enjoy an audio walk-through of the church building
  • Hear about its unique story of founding, and over 100 years of history
  • Learn about its namesake, Gerardo Maiella (Gerard Majella)
  • …and much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“It is possible to live always in serenity, knowing well that in God’s plan lies our happiness and fulfillment.” – St. Gerard Majella


A Look inside St. Gerard Catholic Church:


Where is the St. Gerard Catholic Church?

Journey to Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome

Join Mary Jane Fox as she spiritually travels to the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, and Mother of all men and women. It is the first, the largest, and oldest Church dedicated to the Mother of God.

During our journey, Mary Jane will discuss:

  • Relic of the Manger.
  • The Marian image, painted by St. Luke.
  • Why Mary is called Mother of all Mankind.
  • Much more!

Featured Image by User:Ethan Doyle WhiteCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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Jewel for the Journey:

“In trial or difficulty, I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” – Saint Therese of Lisieux


A Closer Look at the Basilica of St. Mary Major :


Where is the Basilica of St. Mary Major: