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St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Ireland

Take a spiritual journey with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox to St. Patrick’s Purgatory in Lough Derg, Ireland. Today, it is Europe’s oldest pilgrimage destination offering peace and tranquility. Over the last 1500 years, pilgrims have been coming here from throughout Europe for this extraordinary spiritual experience. Tune in as we learn:

  • What do St. Patrick and purgatory have to do with each other?
  • Who would visit such an Island named Purgatory?
  • What if people I know don’t believe in Purgatory –what do I say?
  • Much, much more

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Jewel For The Journey:

By Christ’s Passion, our weakness was cured. By His Resurrection death was conquered. Still, we have to be sorrowful for the world, as well as joyful in the Lord, sorrowful in penance, joyful in gratitude. – St. Ambrose of Milan

The Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great for the Souls in Purgatory:

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home, and within my family. Amen.

Payer for the Souls in Purgatory:

Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord, may their souls and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Amen.

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Assisi Part III – Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels – NEW DATE

Thank you for joining us for the conclusion to our 3 part virtual pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy. Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox bring us along to the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels. Built over a very small church called the Porziuncola, which translates from Italian, means “little portion.” Listen in as we learn about the rich history of this holy site!

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Jewel For The Journey: 

“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.” – St. Francis of Assisi 

Assisi Part II – St. Clare & San Damiano

Welcome back for part 2 of a 3 part virtual pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy. Our Host, Mary Jane Fox introduces us to St. Clare and San Damiano.

  • Did St. Clare come from humble beginnings?
  • Was she friends with St. Francis?
  • What is the significance of the San Damiano crucifix?

We learn about this and much more!

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JEWEL FOR THE JOURNEY

Blessed be you O God for having created me! – St. Clare of Assisi

Meet the Master

Having A Relationship with Jesus | Meet the Master

You are invited to spend some time with Jesus, the Divine Master.  

  • Who called Jesus Master?
  • What does it mean to have a relationship with Jesus, our Divine Master?
  • Encounter Jesus’ words and actions; informed by history and role models for us today.

Presenter: Mary Jane Fox

To Participate: Tune in to our podcast of the same name, on the first Friday of every month. The audio will be here for you to listen along or you can subscribe to Meet the Master on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Amazon Music, or YouTube (audio only). Please leave a comment on the YouTube video or Facebook post that corresponds to this episode or you can send us an email at ministry@pilgrimcenterofhope.org.

Cost: Pilgrim Center of Hope is a non-profit evangelization ministry, sustained only by donations. While there is no required fee for our content, please consider donating a one-time gift or showing your support with a monthly donation. Every bit helps this mission of hope to continue. Thank you!


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Assisi Part I – St. Francis & the Basilica of St. Francis

Join Mary Jane Fox for part 1 of a 3 part virtual pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy. You may have heard the name of this town –Assisi –a small town made famous by two people–Francis and Clare who lived there in the 13thcentury. There is so much to learn about Saints Francis and Clare, their town of Assisi, their experiences, and Franciscan spirituality! This is part I of a three-part series on Assisi. We will take a stroll through this ancient town of Assisi and finally visit the Basilica of St. Francis that contains the tomb of Francis and you will be introduced to St. Francis and learn how he encountered Christ.

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Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St. Francis of Assisi

Mount of Beatitudes

This week’s virtual pilgrimage with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox takes us to the Mount of Beatitudes!  During our time together, our Hosts discuss the following:

  • What does the inside of this beautiful church look like?
  • What is symbolic about the area surrounding the church?
  • What did Pope Francis mean when he said called the Beatitudes, the Christian ID Card?
  • Much more!

Jewel for the Journey

“The Sermon on the Mount is addressed to the entire world, the entire present and future and yet it demands discipleship and can be understood and lived out only by following Jesus and accompanying him on his journey.” – Excerpt from  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI book,  Jesus of Nazareth

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Meet St. Henry de Osso

Have a Social with the Saints! Enjoy refreshments at home as we meet St. Henry de Osso, an amazing role model who lived in the 19th & 20th centuries.

Have you seen the large bronze statue on our grounds? That’s him! Imagine our surprise… that as Pilgrim Center of Hope was founded & we moved into a former Teresian convent, that the Teresian founder St. Henry was declared a saint on the same week that we opened… and he was called a “pilgrim” saint!

Hear this story, and be inspired to know & love Jesus more, thanks to the example of St. Henry de Osso.

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1. Meet St. Henry de Osso
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Listen as we discuss how St. Henry can inspire us in daily life. Use the audio player below (or your favorite podcast app).

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Cascia, Italy

Join Mary Jane Fox for a virtual pilgrimage to the town of Cascia in the Umbrian region of Italy. Discover why so many of the faithful are drawn here as they make their pilgrimages from Rome to Assisi. During this program you will learn about the:

  • Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia, the minor basilica where the incorrupt body of St. Rita is preserved
  • A eucharistic miracle from Siena that is preserved here
  • Life of St. Rita, a widow who became a nun
  • Lessons to be learned from St. Rita’s difficult life

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Encore – Wed., January 20 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

… Listen to the archived audio recording on our website, ASAP!

Prayer to St. Rita of Cascia

Dear Rita, model wife and widow, you yourself suffered in a long illness showing patience out of love for God. Teach us to pray as you did. Many invoke you for help, full of confidence in your intercession. Deign to come now to our aid for the relief and cure of (name). To God all things are possible; may this healing give glory to the Lord. Amen. Holy Patroness of those in need, Saint Rita, you were humble, pure and patient. Your pleadings with your divine Spouse are irresistible, so please obtain for me from our risen Jesus the request I make of you: (mention your petition).  Saint Rita, you miraculously participated in the sorrowful passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Obtain for me now the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen

Jewel for the Journey

When you wonder about the mystery of yourself, look to Christ who gives you the meaning of life. – St. John Paul II

The incorrupt body of St. Rita.

River Jordan – The Site of Jesus’ Baptism

Come on a virtual pilgrimage with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox to the River Jordan!  We have chosen this destination because it is the site where Jesus, the Son of God was baptized by John as we read in the Gospels of Matthew (3:13-17), Mark (1:9-11), and Luke (3:21-22).   

During this Journey of Hope, you will discover the following: 

  • The significance of this River which has the lowest elevation of any river in the world and where it flows.  
  • Why is this River so important and visited by people from all over the world? 
  • What insights from this place will help us in our daily lives?   
  • Plus we will incorporate the virtue of Hope and how this virtue can lead us to live without fear. 

Jewel for the Journey

There is no place for selfishness and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice. – St. John Paul II

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Lourdes & St. Bernadette

This week Mary Jane Fox will take us on a virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes, in Western France. Visit the site where Mary, the Mother of God, revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception to St. Bernadette. Meet the young visionary, Bernadette Soubirous, and be transported to her home, to the Grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to her, and to the healing baths that the Lady revealed to Bernadette.

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes
Oh, ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes, you made it a privileged sanctuary where you dispense your favors, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. My loving Mother, obtain my request. I will try to imitate your virtues so that I may one day share your company and bless you in eternity. Amen.

Lourdes Grotto Live Webcam
https://www.directfromlourdes.com/lourdes_live_tv

Jewell For The Journey

The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying. – Pope Leo XIII

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