>>>August 31 Update: Steve and Janet safe in the Holy Land ahead of their pilgrims.<<<
>>>Watch Steve's video of what is awaiting them in the beautiful land of the Bible.<<<
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You can watch the video HERE.
In addition to their own experiences, Steve stays in close touch with his friends and associates in the Holy Land.
Even at the height of the USA's media frenzy during the heaviest fighting in the 2014 summer months Steve asked for an honest assessment of the situation. Here is a one of the many positive replies:
Jerusalem: "Dear Steve: Fr. Kelly here from the Notre Dame Center. So far, all our pilgrims throughout the entire summer have been able to visit the Holy Land sites according to the regular routine. The only change has been that they did not have to wait in long lines to get in to see the most sought after locations as registered people have opted not to come.
But in reality the normal itinerary for the pilgrims has practically not been affected. It is wonderful seeing each of these pilgrims being so blessed and only sad to realize that others lost this opportunity of grace for their lives, due to the understandable but poorly founded fear of coming! Our pilgrims, after experiencing how a pilgrimage runs so peacefully here in recent weeks, often lament that their friends really made this mistake of canceling!!
We thank you and all your pilgrims, past and future, for their prayers for the Holy Land that men of violence may lay down their weapons and work to share this blessed Land together, a treasure for all of humanity."
Greetings to Janet and all your family & team!
Blessings Fr. Eamon Kelly, Papal Appointee at Notre Dame Center
What a fabulous set of pilgrims and guides and hosts. Steve and Janet Ray took our welfare so personally to make sure we each had the best possible experience. Teresa Tomeo was a remarkable addition to the tour and I’m sure we are all grateful to her and to her daily work on Ave Maria Radio and in the world community. Personally, Sabina and I, have a new Italian sister. I suggest Teresa add a weekly segment to her radio show……how about “Liz Lev Live” to share the knowledge of a catholic art expert who was indeed spectacular in sharing her seemingly unlimited knowledge with us. And Father Courtney, what a blessing to have him with us to shepherd the flock, teach us how to live and say the daily mass.Mark Karwan