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A Journey to the River Jordan – With Jesus and John the Baptist

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox to the sacred site of the Baptism of Jesus, the River Jordan! Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM, Co-Founder & Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries joins Mary Jane Fox on this week’s spiritual pilgrimage. Listen in, as they discuss the area marked at the River Jordan where John the Baptist was baptizing people in preparation for the coming of the Messiah.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist
  • What is the connection between John the Baptist & Jesus?
  • Why is Baptism so important?
  • Much More!

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsors, Francisco & Sherry Beatty, who made this podcast episode possible.

For more information about Fr. Alex Kratz, Terra Sancta Ministry and Shrine, click here.


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Jewel for the Journey

“Every baptized person should consider that it is in the womb of the Church where he is transformed from a child of Adam to a child of God.” – St. Vincent Ferrer


A Closer Look at the Jordan River:


Where is the Jordan River?

A Journey with a Holy Land Architect: Antonio Barluzzi

Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, as they guide us through a pilgrimage to the Holy Land! This will be a different kind of journey compared to our past visits. We will be placing a particular focus on a man who with his extraordinary gifts and talent made a difference in the Holy Land, Antonio Barluzzi! An architect consecrated to God and committed his life in the mission of building several Churches at holy sites related to the life of Jesus Christ.

During our journey, you will:

  • Learn about the life of Antonio Barluzzi.
  • Be introduced to 2 churches Antonio Barluzzi built.
  • Hear excerpts from his diary.
  • Much more!

The face of Antonio Barluzzi on the featured image appears courtesy of User:Bonio derivative work: Victuallers, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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Guideline of Discerning God’s Will


Jewel for the Journey

“All men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.” – St. John Paul II. Taken from his Letter to Artist


A Closer Look at the work of Antonio Barluzzi:


Where is the Basilica of Agony and the Garden of Gethsemani?


Where is The Church of the Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor?

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?

Journey with Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus

Looking for information about our Radio Encore Broadcast of Nazareth & St. Joseph?

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.

Western Wall and Saints Joachim and Anne

This week’s spiritual pilgrimage, Angela Sealana, Media Coordinator for Pilgrim Center of Hope, will lead us on a journey to the Western Wall of the original Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

During our spiritual pilgrimage, Angela will discuss:

  • Take you on a guided walk around the Western Wall.
  • We’ll hear about the history of the original Temple, and what it was like during the time of Jesus,
  • And we’ll meet two people known for their association with the Temple, Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

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Jewel for the Journey:

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)


Where is the Western all?:

Galilee – Tabgha

Come along with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, as they guide you on an audio pilgrimage, to Tabgha, Galilee. This is the site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6:30–46) and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus (John 21:1–24) after his crucifixion.

During our time together, our hosts discuss the following:

  • A brief history on the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes–also known as the church of the Multiplication.
  • The Gospel passage of Mark 6:34-44 – The Feeding of the Five Thousand.
  • What does this Gospel passage teach us?
  • Much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“… we can beg for an increase of love in our hearts that will vitalize and transform all our individual actions, and know that God will take them and multiply them, as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes.”– Servant of God Dorothy Day


A Closer Look at Tabgha, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee:

 


Where is Tabgha:

Jerusalem – Church of Pater Noster – A New Journey

Come along with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox as they guide you on an audio pilgrimage, to the holy site where Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. During our time together, our hosts discuss the following:

  • The environment and surroundings of this holy site.
  • Learn about the connection of this place to St. Helena and to the Carmelites.
  • Reflect on the “Our Father,” and how we can share in the faithfulness of the first disciples through this and other prayers.
  • Much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“Prayer is the language of hope.” St. Thomas Aquinas


A Closer Look at the Immaculate Heart Chapel:


Where is the Church of Pater Noster?

Meet St. Joseph

This week’s virtual pilgrimage with Mary Jane Fox takes us to Nazareth in the Holy Land as we “meet” St. Joseph. We will discover who Joseph was and shed light on this man who has been called the Guardian of the Redeemer, the chaste spouse of Mary and Holy Patriarch among many other marvelous titles that point to his role.

During this program, Mary Jane will discuss:

  • Drawing hope and inspiration from St. Joseph.
  • St. Andre Bessette’s lifelong devotion to Saint Joseph.
  • Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter –  Patris Corde (With A Father’s Heart)
  • Much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“About Saint Joseph. One cannot love Jesus and Mary without loving the Holy Patriarch.” – St. Jose Maria Escriva


Prayer at the Conclusion of Patris Corde:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.

 

Ascension – Holy Sites

This week’s virtual pilgrimage with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox takes us to the Holy Sites of the Ascension! Although the Scriptures do not indicate a specific location where Jesus ascended into Heaven, there are references we can use as a guide along our journey. In fact, the Mass of the Ascension of Our Lord can be celebrated anywhere on the Mount of Olives. Virtually walk with them through these holy sites, you will feel as if you are actually there!

During our time together, our Hosts discuss the following:

  • The environment of the Holy Sites.
  • Scripture References to the Ascension of our Lord.
  • Much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“The Rosary has always expressed this knowledge born of faith and invited the believer to pass beyond the darkness of the Passion in order to gaze upon Christ’s glory in the Resurrection and Ascension.” –  St. Pope John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 23


Prayer to  The Holy Spirit:

Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Charity within us. Oh Divine Spirit, increase in me, the virtue of charity that I may love as God loves. Come Holy Spirit, guide me each day to walk with Jesus, our Master. Amen


A Closer Look at the Holy Sites of the Ascension:


Where is Mount of Olives?

ENCORE: Mount of Beatitudes Revisited

 

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 is symbolic about the area surrounding the church?
  • How do we apply beatitudes to our life?
  • What did Pope Francis mean when he said called the Beatitudes, the Christian ID Card?
  • Much more!

WHERE to TUNE IN:

Live – Wed., April 21 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

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

Visit PilgrimCenterofHope.org for more information.


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


What is a Christian’s Identity Card?

 

 

A Closer Look at the Mount of Beatitudes:

 


Where is the Mount of Beatitudes?