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Journey with Your Guardian Angel

Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox as they lead us on a journey with our Guardian Angels! These spiritual beings are depicted in various art, statues, cards, and in stories. Pope John Paul II said that the truth about our Guardian Angels is a truth which must be profoundly important for every Christian.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • The purpose and role of the Guardian Angels
  • How they can assist us?
  • Address whether or not we should name our Guardian Angel
  • Hear stories of people who had experience with their Guardian Angel

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Live – Wed., October 5 @ 8:00 PM

Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)
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Jewel for the Journey:

“When tempted, invoke your angel. He is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him; he trembles and flees at the sight of your guardian angel.” – St. John Bosco


Traditional Prayer To Our Guardian Angel:

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me he
re,
ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light, to guard,
to rule and guide. Amen


Padre Pio’s Prayer to the Guardian Angel:

O my Holy Guardian Angel, care for my soul and my body.
Enlighten my mind that I may better know the Lord my God and love Him with all my heart.
Watch over me when I pray so I won’t give into life’s distractions.
Sustain me with your counsel to live as a righteous Christian,
and help me to do good works with a generous heart…
Stay beside me at all times; never stop watching over me until I am called back to the Father’s house,
where we will praise our great God together for all eternity. Amen


Get More Out of Your Journey:

We recommend to all who want to learn about the angels, the following good books:

  • My Way – The best little book summarizing the teaching of the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, on every subject, including angels.
  • The Angels – Fr. Pascal Parente
  • My Angel will go before you – George Huber
  • The Angels and their Mission – Cardinal Danielou, SJ
  • All about Angels – Paul Sullivan, OP
  • St. Michael and the Angels – various sources
  • Angels (and Demons) – Peter Kreeft
  • The Angels are Waiting – Fr. Randall Paine, ORC

Available from Leaflet Missal Company and from Stella Maris Books. Leaflet Missal Company (1-800-328-9582), Stella Maris Books (1-800-772-5928).


A Closer Look at This Week’s Journey:

Journey with St. Michael – Church, San Antonio, TX

This week’s spiritual pilgrimage will close out our 3-part series of spiritual pilgrimages with the archangel saints: Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael! Join Angela Sealana as she guides us on a journey to the historic St. Michael Catholic Church located in San Antonio, TX. We will also look closer at St. Michael the Archangel, a figure who has caught the attention of human beings all the way back into pre-Christian times of the Jewish people.

During our journey, you will:

  • Hear the story of San Antonio’s urban Polish population
  • Learn about St. Michael Church – the original of which was demolished to make way for the Hemisfair Grounds; and discover the symbolism of many of its preserved artworks
  • You’ll also learn about its patron saint, and how all of this can inspire you in your daily life!

Permission for use of photographs from the website Silesian Texans given by Rev. Msgr. Franciszek (Frank) Kurzaj, President, Fr. Leopold Moczygemba Foundation


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Jewel for the Journey:

“Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” (James 1:4)


A Closer Look at This Week’s Journey:

Permission for use of photographs from the website Silesian Texans given by Rev. Msgr. Franciszek (Frank) Kurzaj, President, Fr. Leopold Moczygemba Foundation


Where Is St. Michael Catholic Church Located Now?

Journey with Archangel St. Raphael – Cordoba, Spain

Let’s go to Spain! As we continue our 3-part series of spiritual pilgrimages with the Archangel saints, we will now shine a light on Archangel Raphael. Come along with Angela Sealana and Jason Nunez as they guide you on a spiritual pilgrimage to Cordoba, Spain, a pilgrim destination that has a very strong connection with this angel.

During our journey, you will:

  • Learn about the unique relationship between the city of Cordoba, Spain, and St. Raphael
  • Take a pilgrimage around Cordoba to see the “Triumphs of St. Raphael” and the church built in honor of his most famous apparition there
  • Discover why St. Raphael is invoked by people of many religious traditions who are seeking healing

Featured Images courtesy of William Newton


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Jewel for the Journey:

“Joyful greetings to you! Take courage! God’s healing is near; so take courage!” – St. Raphael (Tobit 5:10)


Get More Out of Your Journey:

The Book of Tobit in the Old Testament:

Brotherhood of St. Rafael:


A Closer Look at This Week’s Journey:

Photos courtesy of William Newton


Where is Cordoba, Spain Located?

Journey with St. Gabriel – Nazareth

Looking for information about our Radio Encore Broadcast of Nazareth – Hometown of Jesus?

Podcast Episode

Join Angela Sealana as we kick off a 3-part series of spiritual pilgrimages with the archangel saints: Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael! This week, we will place a special focus on Archangel St. Gabriel. Who is he? Well, he is recognized and venerated by many faiths, including Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Mormon, Rastafarian, Bahai, and others. For our purposes, we will focus on the Judeo-Christian tradition.

During our journey, you will:

  • Learn about St. Gabriel the Archangel.
  • Listen to a guided Scriptural meditation about his apparitions before the conceptions of St. John the Baptist and Christ.
  • Discover how St. Gabriel can be your intercessor today!

Click here to take your journey to the next level. This will take you to the official website of the Order of Friars Minor, the Franciscans. Over the course of time, this province of the Franciscan Order took the name “Custody of the Holy Land”.

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Jewel for the Journey

“Do not be afraid, because your prayer has been heard.” – Archangel St. Gabriel


Where is Nazareth?

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church – Czestochowa, TX

Come on a journey with Angela Sealana to Czestochowa, TX. This small but important Polish Texas town is about an hour and fifteen minutes southeast of San Antonio. The town’s Catholic residents have lives centered around the parish church, which is named Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During our journey, you will:

  • Hear the story of a unique Polish Texas town & church, born from tragedy
  • Learn about the significance of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birth
  • Be inspired and encouraged in your daily life – and maybe inspired to take a visit out to Czestochowa, Texas!

Featured Image courtesy of Streng, Evelyn Fiedler. [Sign Outside of Catholic Church in Czestochowa, Texas], photograph, August 1981; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth821237/m1/1/?q=czestochowa: accessed September 6, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Lutheran University.


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Jewel for the Journey:

“[A Christian’s life] is often a life that seems humble and obscure in the world’s eyes, but which, following Mary’s example, can reveal unexpected possibilities of salvation, radiating the love and peace of Christ.” – St. John Paul II


Get More Out of Your Journey:

Homily of John Paul II at Washington D.C. mentioned during the program:

Address of John Paul II at Jasna Gora Monastery, Czestochowa:

General Audience of John Paul II on the Hidden Life of Mary:


Where is the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Located?

A Journey to the Oratory of St. Joseph

It’s time to add another stamp to your spiritual passport! Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox on a journey to the tallest church in Canada, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount-Royal, in Montreal. Founded by St. Brother André Bessette in 1904, it is the largest shrine dedicated to St. Joseph in the world as well as one of the largest domed structures in the world.

On today’s journey, you will:

  • Enjoy a virtual pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount-Royal, in Montreal Canada
  • Discover more about the life of St. Brother André Bessette
  • Take away some good tips on how we can get to know St. Joseph

Click here to visit Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal’s official website.

Photo of Oratory of St. Joseph by Paolo Costa Baldi. License: GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0

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Jewel for the Journey:

“When you say to God Our Father, He has His ear right next to your lips.” – St. Brother André Bessette


Memorare of 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.


A Closer Look at This Week’s Journey:


Where is St. Joseph’s Oratory Located?

St. Rose of Lima – San Antonio, TX

This week’s spiritual pilgrimage is dedicated to the first saint of the Americas, St. Rose of Lima! Come along with Angela Sealana on a journey through St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, located on the West side of San Antonio, TX. As mentioned on their website, the mission of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church is to love and know Christ, to practice His teachings as revealed to His bride the Church in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. This parish contains a magnificent collection of religious art that is unique to Christians from the Americas.

During our journey, you will:

  • Take a virtual pilgrimage to St. Rose of Lima Church in San Antonio, Texas
  • Learn about St. Rose, the first saint of the Americas
  • Be inspired in your Christian journey, by the strength & example of St. Rose

Click here to visit St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church’s official website.

From the Archdiocese of San Antonio archives, courtesy of Elvira Sanchez Kisser, Director of Archives and Records Management:
St. Rose of Lima Catholic parish in San Antonio, Texas, was established in 1981 under Archbishop Patricio Flores. The founding pastor, Rev. Kevin E. Ryan, polled the new parishioners for a name with a poll of four names, including Our Lady of Peace, St. Rose of Lima, St. Bernadette, and St. Theresa of Avila. Archbishop Flores suggested St. Rose of Lima and possibly St. Bernadette in his letter of August 31, 1981. In February of 1982, 10.3 acres of land for future were acquired. In 1996, the parish received permission for an additional 4 adjacent acres.  In 2007, Archbishop Jose Gomez blessed the new mosaics of the bell tower which, in addition to the current building completed in 2005, was erected under longtime pastor Rev. Juan Alfaro.
(Special thanks to Joann Hopkins of Today’s Catholic newspaper for assistance in obtaining this information.)

Featured images of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church from the parish’s Official Facebook PageAll rights reserved.

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Jewel for the Journey:

“Let all know that grace follows tribulation.” – Words of Christ as reported by St. Rose of Lima


A Closer Look at This Week’s Journey:


Where is St. Rose of Lima Located?