Basilica of the Little Flower – San Antonio, TX

Do you have a devotion to St. Therese of Lisieux? How did San Antonio end up as the home of a national shrine to this modern day saint?

Take a local pilgrimage with Angela Sealana and Robert Rodriguez to a sacred place of exceptional historic significance. Hear the inspiring story of how this impressive monument got built and discover the treasures that lie within one of San Antonio’s most beautiful landmarks.

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Love can accomplish all things. Things that are most impossible become easy where love is at work. – St. Therese of Lisieux

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St. Mary’s Church – Downtown San Antonio

Take a local pilgrim journey to St. Mary’s Church, and discover lots of little known historical facts and why it has been described as one of the most breathtaking houses of worship in all of San Antonio.

Angela Sealana and Robert Rodriguez will provide a visual tour of what is one of Texas’ 20 Painted Churches. Plus they will reveal what makes this official Texas historical site so significant when it comes to the development of Catholic media, education, and services to the poor in the Alamo City.

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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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Mission Concepcion – San Antonio, TX

Did you know that San Antonio is home to the oldest unrestored church in the United States?

Join Angela Sealana and Robert Rodriguez as they take you on a local pilgrim journey to Mission Concepcion, one of five that make up the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park.

Established in 1731, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been an active parish longer than any other church in the United States. Learn about the architecture, sacred art, and what are called the Illuminations of the mission’s famous painting of the Immaculate Conception.

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O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. – prayer given to St. Catherine Laboure

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Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – Rio Grande Valley

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox & Robert Rodriguez to a sacred site in South Texas that attracts over a million pilgrims each year. Since 1954, Catholics in search of healing and other blessings have been drawn to this shrine with a beloved wooden statue of the Immaculate Conception.

Join us as we explore the massive basilica, the life-size Stations of the Cross, and the history which has led many throughout Texas and Mexico to have a deep devotion to Our Lady of San Juan.


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Official Website – Basilica Our Lady of San Juan del Valle

Jewel for the JourneyMater Immaculata ora pro nobis – Immaculate Mother pray for us – Banner flying above the statue, held by two angels

A Tour of Pilgrim Center of Hope – San Antonio, Texas

Welcome to Journeys of Hope, a new radio program on GRN – your spiritual passport to pilgrim destinations around the world!

Come on an intimate tour of Pilgrim Center of Hope (PCH), led by your hosts Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, Co-Founders and Co-Directors of this evangelization ministry. You’ll hear all about this special place located in northwest San Antonio on consecrated land, formerly a convent for Teresian nuns.

Now in its 25th anniversary year, PCH offers peace and hope to all who visit. The 7 acre site features Stations of the Cross nestled under large cypress and oak trees. The inside is adorned with sacred art, much of it from the Holy Land; carvings, mosaics, statuary, paintings and photos. Hear about the reliquary which contains First and Second Class relics of the saints. Experience Gethsemane Chapel; the Tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross with stones from the sites of the Passion of Christ, and the life-size bronze sculpture based on a study of the Shroud of Turin.

The Foxes will also share some stories about how visitors to PCH have experienced peace, healing, and conversion, be it through moments of sacred silence in the chapel or as the result of spiritual refreshment received at a Day & Evening of Hope, Socials with the Saints, or at an Evening with Mary.

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Ask Jesus what He wants from you and be brave! – Pope Francis