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Schoenstatt Shrine & May Blossoms

In this week’s spiritual pilgrimage, join Angela Sealana as she leads us on a journey to a very special Marian shrine; the original located in Schoenstatt, Germany; and identical shrines located throughout the world!

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Be taken on a journey through the story of the founding of Schoenstatt, one of the first Marian movements of the 20thcentury that survived World War I and even the concentration camps of WWII
  • You’ll hear a description of the Schoenstatt Shrine, and learn about the meaning behind each carefully selected element
  • And discover a special, simple spiritual practice that your whole family can follow called May Blossoms which can not only improve your family life but also your personal lives.

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Dian Coleman in memory of Ronald Coleman, who made this podcast episode possible.


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Jewel for the Journey:

“Our mates must be able to sense our Catholicism through our whole being. Every action must bear the stamp of belonging to God…” – Servant of God Josef Engling


A Closer Look at the Schoenstatt Shrine & May Blossoms:


Get More Out of Your Journey with This Suggested Reading:

Blog: A Simple Way to Boost Your Spiritual Life –Advice from a Young Soldier

Find books about Schoenstatt through your local Schoenstatt Shrine. Locate the nearest Schoenstatt Shrine here

May Blossoms, written by the Schoenstatt Junior Sodality, 1916


Map of Schoenstatt Shrines:

Our Mother of Africa Chapel – Washington, D.C.

Join Angela Sealana as she embarks on this week’s spiritual pilgrimage, to the beautiful & highly symbolic Our Mother of Africa Chapel, which is located in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. Along our journey, meet an African-born saint, St. Josephine Bakhita!

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Traditions and cultures of Africa that are part of our faith tradition.
  • Learn how all of us find healing and hope today
  • Reflect on the life of St. Josephine Bakhita, a remarkable woman who can teach us lessons for daily life in perseverance, faith, hope, and radical forgiveness.
  • Much more!

Image of Our Mother of African Chapel captured from National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception official website


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Jewel for the Journey

The whole of my life has been God’s gift. – St. Josephine Bakhita


A Closer Look at the Our Mother of Africa Chapel:

Click here to take a Virtual Tour of the Our Mother of Africa Chapel, courtesy of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception official website.


Where is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception?

A Journey with Terra Sancta Ministries

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox to Terra Sancta Ministries in Pontiac, MI! To help guide us on our spiritual pilgrimage is Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM. He is Co-Founder & Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries, oversees St. Joseph Chapel and the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Pontiac where the ministry is headquartered.

During this spiritual pilgrimage, we will:

  • Learn about the history of Terra Sancta Ministries and its mission.
  • Be introduced to the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary.
  • Discover what pilgrims can experience while visiting the Shrine.
  • Much more!

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


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Jewel for the Journey:

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received–only what you have given; a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.” – St. Francis of Assisi


A Closer Look at Terra Sancta Ministries:

Images courtesy of Terra Sancta Ministries or captured from their Official Facebook Page.  All rights reserved.


Where is Terra Sancta Ministries?

National Shrine of Divine Mercy – Stockbridge, MA

Come on a journey with Angela Sealana to The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA! To help guide us on our spiritual pilgrimage is the rector of the shrine, Fr. Anthony Gramlich, MIC.

During this spiritual pilgrimage, we will:

  • Address the question of God’s mercy; Does God really forgive me? Why do we often struggle with forgiveness and our relationship with God, and how can we embrace God’s mercy for us and for others?
  • Hear the amazing story of how the message of God’s mercy was given to us in modern times through a very special diary, and the miraculous journey of how it made its way from Poland during World War II all the way to Massachusetts!
  • Learn how the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy came to be established, what it’s like, and what pilgrims can experience there.

For more information on The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, click here to visit their website.

Featured Images captured from the Official Facebook Page for The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy.


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Jewel for the Journey:

ABCs of Divine Mercy: Ask for Mercy, Be Merciful, and Completely trust in Jesus.


A Closer Look at The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy:

Image courtesy of The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. All rights reserved.


Where is The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy?

Emmitsburg, MD – National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

This week’s virtual pilgrimage will take us to the incredible National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD! In the first segment, our Media Coordinator, Angela Sealana, will welcome Robert Judge, Executive Director of the National Shrine! They will discuss what the Nation Shrine has to offer its community and all who visit. Mary Jane Fox & Eddie Reyes, a Pilgrim Center of Hope Staff Member and Pilgrimage Leader, will continue in our second segment, as we take a closer look at Mother Seaton, as she was often called. She is the first American-born citizen to be canonized. She also founded the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s, the first community for religious women established in the United States!

During our time together, our hosts will:

  • Take a closer look at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
  • Discuss what would a pilgrim anticipate seeing or experiencing in visiting the Shrine?
  • Share more about the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
  • Much More!

For more information on the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, click here.

Image courtesy National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. All rights reserved.


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Jewel for the Journey:

“Afflictions are the steps to heaven.” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


A Closer Look at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton:


Where is the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton?

Marytown – National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Join Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox as they spiritually travel to the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, in Libertyville, IL in the Archdiocese of Chicago. It is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscan Friars of St.Bonaventure Province. In the first segment, Fr. Benedict La Volpe, OFM Conv., Rector and Guardian of the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe joins Mary Jane Fox for a wonderful conversation about all things, National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe!

During our time together, we will discuss:

  • Why is Marytown referred to as the “Third City of the Immaculate”?
  • An audio walk through the National Shrine.
  • The life of St. Maximilian Kolbe – Priest, publisher, evnagelist, and martyr.
  • Much More!

For more information on the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, click here to visit their website.

Image courtesy National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe. All rights reserved.


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Jewel for the Journey:

“No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it.” – St. Maximilian Kolbe


A Closer Look at the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe:


Where is the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe?

Philadelphia, PA – Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel

Come on an audio pilgrimage with Mary Jane Fox to the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel! The shrine of this American saint is located in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, PA.

During our time together, we will learn:

  • About the life of St. Katharine Drexel
  • Her Religious Life and Canonization
  • Take a closer look at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
  • Much More!

For more information on the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, click here.

Image of Tomb captured from Saint Katharine Drexel Shrine Facebook Page


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Jewel for the Journey:

“Holiness consists in one thing: to do God’s will, as He wills it, because He wills it.” – St. Katharine Drexel


Saint Katharine Drexel Prayer:

Ever loving God, you called Saint Katharine Drexel
to teach the message of the Gospel and
to bring the life of the Eucharist to
the Black and Native American peoples.

By her prayers and example,
enable us to work for justice
among the poor and oppressed.
Draw us all into the Eucharistic community
of your Church, that we may be one in you.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen


Meet St. Katharine Drexel:


Where is the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul?

Washington, DC – Immaculate Heart Chapel

Come on an audio pilgrimage with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to the Immaculate Heart Chapel, located in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.

During our time together, our Hosts discuss the following:

  • Is this the only chapel located in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception?
  • Where in the Basilica is the chapel located?
  • What is the connection to St. Anthony Mary Claret to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
  • Much more!

Image captured from National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception website


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Jewel for the Journey:

“If you put all the love of the mothers into one heart it still would not equal the love of the Heart of Mary for her children.” – St. Louis de Montfort


Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and tender Mother of all people,
I consecrate myself to you and to your Immaculate Heart,
and recommend to you my family, my country, and the whole human race.
Please accept my consecration, dearest Mother, and use me as you wish
to accomplish your designs upon the world.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth,
rule over me, and teach me how to allow the
Heart of Jesus to rule and triumph in me and around me,
as it has ruled and triumphed in you. Amen.


A Closer Look at the Immaculate Heart Chapel:

Image captured from National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception website


Where is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception?


To listen to our audio pilgrimage to Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C., click here.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar – A New Journey

Come on an audio pilgrimage with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to the oldest church in the world devoted to the Virgin Mary. Located approximately 150 miles south of Lourdes, France to the historic city of Zaragoza, Spain.

During our journey, you will learn about:

  • How St. James the Apostle brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ here
  • St. James’ experience with the Virgin Mother of God.
  • Miracles which have occurred at this particular Marian Shrine.
  • The statue of Our Lady of the Pillar & the Pillar of Jasper.
  • Much more!

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Jewel for the Journey:

“In trial or difficulty, I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” – Saint Therese of Lisieux


 

A Closer Look at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar:


Where is Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar?


Cover Photo by Jiuguang Wang (Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0)

Pillar and statue of Our Lady by David Abián (Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0)

Front of Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar by Kreepin Deth (Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0)

Immaculate Conception Shrine – Washington, D.C.

Join Mary Jane Fox for a virtual pilgrimage to Immaculate Conception Shrine located in Washington D.C. The United States has long been considered the great melting pot, where people from many diverse lands have come to dwell. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is proud to reflect this rich heritage of America. During this program, Mary Jane will help us learn more about:

  • The first Mass celebrated during its construction.
  • The Basilica’s beautiful architecture, chapel, oratories, and Sacred Art.
  • Which Saints have visited this National Treasure?

JEWEL FOR THE JOURNEY –

Saint Mother Teresa

“Pray especially to Our Blessed Mother Mary, placing all your intentions into her hands. For she loves you as she loves her Son. She will guide you in all your relationships so that peace may fill your life.”