Deeper Marriage through Prayer

Learn about a new and exciting movement to help married couples deepen their spiritual life together! Father Ed Hauf speaks with one involved couple, Paul and Chris Sanchez.

Serving the Dying

What exactly are deacons? How do they minister to persons who are dying, and families of the deceased? Join Father Ed Hauf, OMI, for this very special episode, with special guest Deacon Jesse Nunez (St. Henry Church), about the ministry of deacons.

In particular, Deacon Jesse will speak from his ministerial experience on:

  • Hospice ministry
  • Advice for families dealing with hospice situations
  • Dealing with death in the family
  • Giving loved ones a Catholic funeral
  • Catholic burial

How to pray with your spouse

How to Pray with Your Spouse

How to Pray with Your Spouse (by Chris Stravitsch)

Step 1 – Reconcile & Rejoice

  • Together in a comfortable place / walk
  • Sign of Cross
  • Express any hurts & offer forgiveness
  • Thank God

Step 2 – Discover God Together

  • Read a Scripture passage together & discuss
  • Talk about life – What are experiencing & learning? What might God be saying?

Step 3 – Share Your Love

  • Kiss, embrace, resting in each other’s arms
  • Words of affirmation

Step 4 – Serve Each Other

  • Continue through the day / week…
  • Cooking, cleaning, listening, etc.
100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox and Pilgrimage Leader, Chris Remmert as they discuss how to have peace in your family and relationships with inspiration from Our Lady of Fatima.

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox & Chris Remmert to discuss how to have peace in your family and relationships with Our Lady of Fatima.

Did you know that this year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima? Did you know that Pope Francis has approved 3 ways that we can receive a plenary indulgence during this year? Tune-in as we help you keep your faith alive by learning more about Our Lady of Fatima!

Want to grow deeper in your relationship with Mary? Find information for upcoming Evenings with Mary here.

Interested in traveling with us on one of our pilgrimages? Learn more about upcoming pilgrimages!

Creating a Prayer Space

Do you know the benefits of creating a prayer space in your home? Invite God into your home formally by creating a simple prayer space. You only need a few items, and you can always make it personal by adding items that are special to you.

Set up your prayer space at a place in your home that you see everyday if you tend to forget to pray. Even the top of your dresser can be a great place for you to stop and pray before you begin your day.

  • Bible
  • Crucifix
  • Candle (battery operated works, too)
  • Holy Water
  • Rosary

It’s helpful to have a chair or place to sit or kneel here. If you have small children, even a special blanket on the floor with faith-related books or toys that stay in this area can be a way to welcome them to pray here with the family.

Making It Personal

  • Other items: Prayer Cards, Saint Statues, angel statue, icon images or other sacred art, etc.
  • For couples: Items related to your wedding/marriage
  • For families: Baptismal candles or other reminders of your reception of the sacraments

Perhaps each member of the family has a favorite saint? Find an image of that saint & make a place where you can all together ask for their prayers. For example: At Pilgrim Center of Hope, each of our staff members has a saint that journeys with us through the year. At the end of our Chaplet of Divine Mercy, each of us says, “St. (Name)” and we all respond, “Pray for us.”

Let us know if you have any questions about setting up a prayer space or send us a picture of your space to share ideas with others! You can email it to us at or post it to us on Facebook @PilgrimCenter.

Balancing Life & Service

So many of us feel burnt-out or overwhelmed. How common is this feeling? Is it possible for today’s average Catholic, who is a family member, friend, employee, parishioner, and citizen… to feel at peace and balance all responsibilities?

This episode of Catholicism Live! is hosted by Angela Sealana. We welcome two guests to join the conversation: Fr. Kevin Fausz and Yvonne Rheinschmidt, LPC. Catholicism Live! was a weekly program produced by Pilgrim Center of Hope from the early 2000s until 2019.


August 12 – Celebration
August 19 – Work
August 26 – Prayer

Together in Holiness

Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox speak with Chris Stravitsch, from the John Paul II Foundation, on the increasing need of resources for couples and ways to grow in your faith together.

Together In Holiness conference: Spouses receive motivating insights and practical guidance for living God’s plan for their marriage and family. Come and treat yourselves to this day of inspiring presentations, prayerful reflection and conversation with the one you love.

Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love

Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI talks with Fr. Gregory Chahinian about Pope Francis’s encyclical and the role of love and mercy in today’s world. Fr. Gregory’s knowledge of Canon law provides insight into the depths of Catholicism.

Catholicism Live! was a weekly program produced by Pilgrim Center of Hope from the early 2000s until 2019.

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Aging Gracefully

Robert Rodriguez, Jessica Rendon and Greg Camacho talk about the graces that come with old age and caring for the elderly infirm.

Catholicism Live! was a weekly program produced by Pilgrim Center of Hope from the early 2000s until 2019.


Catholic Seniors’ Conference

The Father’s Blessing

This week Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI, talks with Michon Tucker, LPC, about receiving our divine Father’s blessing and healing father wounds.

To contact Michon Tucker, PLLC, call (210) 710-8087 or email her at

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