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Don’t Let This Pandemic Stop You From Going on a Pilgrimage!

by fog_admin on April 29, 2020


Come Join Steve Ray and Ignatius Press On A Virtual Trip Through The Holy Land and Salvation History!   We may be restricted from travel far from home, but we can all go on a rollicking, exciting, entertaining, family-friendly, educational pilgrimage through the lands where our salvation history all happened! Steve will lead you through […]

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Depth of Water in Sea of Galilee! HIGH!

by Steve Ray on April 25, 2020


For those who have traveled to Israel with Janet and I and stayed at the Ron Beach Hotel in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee, you will certainly enjoy these pictures! Janet and I have only seen the sea this high about 16 or 17 years ago. It is delightful to see it full again. […]

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Donate to help local Catholics in Jerusalem-Help us Help them!

by Steve Ray on April 18, 2020


Friends: Not sure how to do this but I am determined to do something. There are several families Janet and I know personally in Jerusalem and surrounding areas. The Roman Catholic family at the right is Jeries and his wife and three great kids–one of the families we help. Janet and I are long-term friends […]

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Two New Videos and Important Pilgrimage Updates

by Steve Ray on April 17, 2020


Click here to read my recent email newsletter for two videos from the Holy Land—including an exclusive look at the Easter Triduum services at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—and important updates regarding upcoming pilgrimages. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for some words of encouragement from the Chaplains of our Mediterranean Cruise, Fr. […]

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Exclusive Video: Holy Week inside Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

by Steve Ray on April 14, 2020


Join the Franciscan Friars for Easter in an exclusive – inside the Holy Sepulchre during the virus lockdown. Thanks to my friends Jeries Majlaton and Fr. Sinisa who provided me with exclusive photos and video footage inside the Holy Sepulchre during the Holy Week Triduum. The Franciscans are on lockdown inside the church and celebrated […]

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Amer (from Nazareth) and Me (Steve in US) Discuss the Holy Land today with Teresa Tomeo

by Steve Ray on April 7, 2020


Amer Shehadeh (BesTour) and I (Steve Ray) discussed the current situation in Israel with the Wuhan coronavirus shutdown. Amer explains the situation of Christians under the current isolation mandate and the condition of the holy sites. (Picture: In Tiberias with David our driver, me and Janet with Amer Shehadeh.) We discussed the shutdown of the […]

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