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Our Unique “Saints & Shrines of Italy” Pilgrimage

by Steve Ray on January 20, 2022


It is coming up soon. The skies are open; Italy is open. There are no crowds – this is a marvelous time to see Italy and the glories of Rome. Join us! One of our most popular pilgrimages is now planned for March 2022. Join Steve & Janet Ray and Teresa Tomeo and her husband […]

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Israel has OPENED! Our upcoming pilgrimages will fly again after almost 2 years! Excited!

by Steve Ray on January 7, 2022


Israel has finally opened its borders for pilgrims and tourists. We are excited! You can read Thursday’s announcement (1/6/22) about the opening HERE. It was posted by the Israeli news outlet Haaretz with the headline “Israel to lift covid travel restrictions on all countries from midnight”. After almost two years of closures, we can now […]

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“Palestine” – What is the origin and meaning of the word?

by Steve Ray on


I often hear people refer to Jesus as a Palestinian Jew or that the land was called Palestine even back in the times of the Old and New Testaments. But, most people have no idea where the word Palestine came from. The many names of this land through history are fascinating and the title Palestine […]

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Final Day in St Augustine: Farewells & Comments

by Steve Ray on November 5, 2021


Today is the culmination of our well received and successful pilgrimage with great folks parasites, guys and spiritual experiences with enjoyable fellowship Enjoy the final farewells and comments, our last Mass (insightful homily here) and Fr. Peek’s interesting story of his Mass Kit.

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Mass at 1st Church in America; Fountain of Youth in St Augustine

by Steve Ray on November 4, 2021


On our last full day of the pilgrimage here to Saint Augustine Florida we started with mass at the first church in America. The Spanish Catholics came over in 1565 and built a Parish Church. Today it is the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine and known as the very first church in America. We had […]

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Trolley Tour of St Augustine, Le Leche Shrine at Sacred Acre, Outdoor Mass at Site of 1565

by Steve Ray on November 3, 2021


Bud is a devout Catholic and drove the trolley car and gave us a tour of Saint Augustine Florida. What a delightful historical and spiritual experience. We were dropped off at the le Leche shrine, the first Marian shrine in America. We toured the Sacred Acre where the first town in the New World was […]

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