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Teresa Tomeo Invites you to join her in Jordan & Israel with Steve & Janet Ray

by Steve Ray on August 19, 2018


Deepen Your Faith With A  Retreat & Pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 13-22, 2019 Join Hosts Steve & Janet Ray and Teresa Tomeo with husband Deacon Dominick Pastore for a beautiful, inspiring, and faith-filled 10-Day Retreat and Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in February! Sea of Galilee You’ll visit the major places of Our […]

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Ireland Day 9 Farewells

by Steve Ray on August 14, 2018


Janet and I were overwhelmed with hugs and prayers and thanks for this beautiful pilgrimage through Ireland. It ran perfectly smoothly without any glitches and we covered all the territory we intended to following the Catholic Heritage of the Emerald Isles. Today the group all left on various buses and half of them on their […]

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Ireland Day 8: St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Garden of Remembrance, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Doors and more

by Steve Ray on August 13, 2018


This was our last day in Ireland and we spent a wonderful time in Dublin. We visited the big churches, the Garden of Remembrance and gave everybody a lot of free time. Mass at St. Teresa’s Carmelite Church. Fr. James Conlon’s final pilgrimage homily here.  A great Mass in a group picture and lots of […]

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Ireland Day 7: Dublin Tour, Trinity Collge, Book of Kells, Mass in JH Newman’s Church, Merry Ploughbiys

by Steve Ray on August 12, 2018


We had pretty good weather today and it was enjoyed by everyone. After a delicious breakfast we took a driving tour of Dublin. We hit all the main sites and some of them that are not main sites but very interesting and instructive. The “Famine Monument“ was very sad and gave a good depiction of […]

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Ireland Day 6: Kilkenny, Glendalough, St. Kevin’s into Dublin

by Steve Ray on August 11, 2018


Rainy Irish day which gave us all a sense of what Ireland is often like. Everyone is doing well and having a great time. Today we left Clonmel and drove to Kilkenny to see this fabulous castle and medieval town. From there to Glendalough where we saw a movie about the monastic site, had a […]

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Ireland Day 5: Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel, Holycross, Clonmel, Batt’s Storytelling

by Steve Ray on August 10, 2018


Kissing the Blarney Stone, St. Patrick and Rock of Cashel, Mass at the 1100 AD Holycross Abbey (Deacon Floyd’s homily here). Delightful evening with storyteller Batt Burns! An 8-minute sampling of Batt Burns and his Irish storytelling here. OUR DAY’S ADVENTURES STEVE’S 5-MINUTE TALK  ON ST. PATRICK WHILE AT THE ROCK OF CASHEL

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