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City of Mosaics: Madaba, Jordan & St. George Church

Join Angela Sealana as she embarks on this week’s spiritual pilgrimage to the Madaba, Jordan, also known as the City of Mosaics. This ancient town and sacred pilgrimage destination has a long history that is mentioned in the Bible, specifically in the books of Numbers (21:30) and Joshua (13:9). We will visit a large mosaic floor in what is now the Orthodox Church of St. George, in Madaba. This is the oldest known & best-preserved map of the Holy Land.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • The ancient map of the Holy Land looks like, its fascinating history, and how it gives us a glimpse into the past
  • The brilliantly colorful artwork of St. George Church, and what it’s like to visit there
  • The City of Mosaics; Madaba, Jordan, and personal experiences as a pilgrim in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • How this all connects to our daily lives, particularly what we can learn from mosaics.

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Veronica Leal in honor of Deacon Dan McShane, who made this podcast episode possible.


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Jewel for the Journey:

Our differences, then, are not a detriment or a danger; they are a source of richness. As when an artist is about to make a mosaic: it is better to have tiles of many colors available, rather than just a few! – Pope Francis (Urbi et Orbi, 12/2018)


A Closer Look at Madaba, Jordan & St. George Church:

 


Get More Out of Your Journey with These Suggested Readings:

“They had everything in common. ‘Everything the true Christian has is to be regarded as a good possessed in common with everyone else. All Christians should be ready and eager to come to the help of the needy . . . and of their neighbors in want.’ A Christian is a steward of the Lord’s goods.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 952)

“Christian intercession participates in Christ’s, as an expression of the communion of saints. In intercession, he who prays looks not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others, even to the point of praying for those who do him harm.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2635)


Where is The Church of St. George in Madaba Located?

The Shroud of Turin, A NEW JOURNEY

Join Mary Jane Fox and Nan Balfour, as they guide us on a different kind of journey. They are giving you a behind-the-scenes story of how Pilgrim Center of Hope has come to work on our biggest project yet! In fact, it has been over ten years in the making, a new journey with the Shroud of Turin, an ancient burial cloth that mysteriously has eluded scientists and experts for hundreds of years. In a groundbreaking, new streaming media series from Pilgrim Center of Hope; Who is the Man of the Shroud? will explore the facts from science, art, history, and more.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Who is the Man of the Shroud? Exhibit
  • How is Pilgrim Center of Hope involved?
  • Tips on how we can evangelize

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We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Veronica Leal in honor of Deacon Dan McShane, who made this podcast episode possible.


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Jewel for the Journey:

The Holy Shroud of Turin represents an extraordinary witness of the Paschal Event: the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a silent yet shockingly telling witness! To the believer the importance of the Shroud lies in the fact that it provides a mirror to the Gospels… The Shroud is indeed an extraordinary sign that refers us back to Jesus, the true Word of the Father. It bids us follow the example of the One, Who gave Himself up for us. – St. Pope John Paul II on the Shroud of Turin


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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Upcoming Who is the Man of the Shroud? Media Series

 


Where is The Shroud of Turin Located?

Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral – New York, NY

This week, our journey takes us to The Big Apple! Come on a journey with our Media Production Assistant, Jason Nunez, as we spiritually travel to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This is not the St. Patrick’s Cathedral you may be thinking about. The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is one of the most historic churches in the United States.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Learn about the history of The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral and the cemetery located on its grounds.
  • Hear about the life of Bishop Joseph John Hughes.
  • And what lies beneath this pilgrim destination?

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Veronica Leal in honor of Deacon Dan McShane, who made this podcast episode possible.


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Jewel for the Journey:

Here’s to a long life and a merry one. – St. Patrick


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The Lord Wept: Dominus Flevit Chapel – Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

Take your Lenten journey to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem! Come along with Angela Sealana as she spiritually travels to a holy site many people have not heard of before; a chapel called Dominus Flevit, a Latin name meaning, “The Lord Wept.” Dominus Flevit is located halfway along the western slope of the Mount of Olives.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Why Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem
  • Archeological & architectural history of this tear-shaped chapel
  • Encouragement for us from this holy site

Visit Dominus Flevit’s official website here for more information.

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Patricia Brown, who made this podcast episode possible.


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Jewel for the Journey:

Are we content with ourselves? Because we have organized everything and do not need new visits from the Lord? – Pope Francis


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Get More Out of Your Journey with These Suggested Readings:

As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” (Luke 19:41-44)

 

At that time some Pharisees came to him and said, “Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.” He replied, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I accomplish my purpose. Yet I must continue on my way today, tomorrow, and the following day, for it is impossible that a prophet should die outside of Jerusalem.’ “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling! Behold, your house will be abandoned. (But) I tell you, you will not see me until (the time comes when) you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” (Luke 13:31-35)

 

Anyone listening to these words might say that their meaning is obvious; they were fulfilled in what happened to Jerusalem: The Roman army laid siege to it and sacked it to the point of destruction until the time came that stone did not remain upon stone. I do not deny that Jerusalem was destroyed because of the sins of its inhabitants, but I ask myself if these tears are not also for our Jerusalem. We, in fact, are the Jerusalem that Jesus was mourning, we who think we have the highest knowledge of the Mysteries. (Origen, Homily 38,3)


Where is Dominus Flevit Located?

San Salvador Cathedral & St. Oscar Romero – El Salvador

Come on a journey with Angela Sealana to El Salvador! Explore the San Salvador Cathedral and come to know more about St. Oscar Romero, the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador! To help guide us on our spiritual pilgrimage is Fr. Richard Samour, Pastor of St. Clare Catholic Church in San Antonio, TX.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • What is the Cathedral of El Salvador like, and what is its place in world history?
  • Why is the life of St. Oscar Romero so meaningful in world history, and why do people of many backgrounds revere him?
  • What does St. Romero’s life teach us about living as believers in today’s world?
  • Much more!

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Patricia Brown, who made this podcast episode possible.


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Guest Information

Fr. Richard Samour

Pastor of St. Clare Catholic Church in San Antonio, TX. He is a native of El Salvador and was baptized by St. Oscar Romero. Fr. Samour served as a member of a delegation organized by the San Salvadoran archdiocese that was present at the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero in Vatican City on October 14, 2018. Oscar  Romero’s life and teachings were instrumental in Samour’s personal faith journey.

 

 


Jewel for the Journey

God’s best microphone is Christ, and Christ’s best microphone is the Church, and the Church is all of you. – St. Oscar Romero


A Closer Look at San Salvador Cathedral:


Quotations from Archbishop Romero’s Homilies highlighted by Fr. Samour

“It is very easy to be a servant of the word without disturbing the world: a very spiritualized word, a word without any commitment to history, a word that can sound in any part of the world because it belongs to no part of the world. A word like that creates no problems. What starts conflicts and persecutions, what marks the genuine church, is the word that, burning like the word of the prophets, proclaims and accuses … This is the hard service of the word. But God’s Spirit goes with the prophet, with the preacher, for he is Christ, who keeps on proclaiming his reign to the people of all times.”

Sermon I: +”Live simply and justly in solidarity with the poor and marginalized and be a good neighbor. Make no war on them, rather, be one with them in spirit, truth, and love.”

Sermon II: +”Hear the truth when it is spoken to you. Discern the signs of the times and speak truth –to power, to the people, and to the Church.”

Sermon III: +”Make injustice visible –witness, remember, teach, proclaim, tell. Light candles, do not curse the darkness.”

Sermon IV: +”Protect the poor and powerless–listen, learn, educate, organize, empower participation, and respect life from the moment of conception to the time of natural death.”

Sermon V: +”Work for reconciliation with truth, evangelism, catechesis, orthopraxis. Sermon VI: +Celebrate life, goodness, beauty, virtue, responsibility, and joy. Practice peace, non-violence, servant leadership, harmony, community, voluntary cooperation, and the proper stewardship of God’s creation. Pray without ceasing.”

Sermon VII: +” Ensure fair distribution, subsidiarity, economic opportunity, justice, and food security for everyone everywhere.”


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Where is San Salvador Cathedral Located?

Image of San Salvador Cathedral Credit: CarlosCT86 CC BY-SA 4-0 via Wikimedia Commons

Meet St. Valentine

Have a Social with the Saints! Receive encouragement for your daily life as we meet & discuss St. Valentine, a real holy man and role model for us.

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Meet St. Edith Stein | Socials with the Saints

Have a Social with the Saints! Enjoy tea & treats at home as we meet St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), who was born a Jew, became an atheist, and converted to the Catholic faith. After an academic career in philosophy, Edith took vows as a Carmelite nun. She was killed in a Nazi concentration camp.

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Meet St. Cyril of Alexandria | Socials with the Saints

Have a Social with the Saints! Enjoy tea & treats at home as we meet St. Cyril of Alexandria, Doctor of the Church who had a major role in theological debates of early Christendom.

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Meet St. Joan of Arc | Socials with the Saints

Have a Social with the Saints! Enjoy tea & treats at home as we meet St. Joan of Arc, the determined and faithful battle leader who was martyred for her commitment to answering a call from God. Excommunicated and burned at the stake, she later was proclaimed a saint for her heroic life of virtue.

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