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Join us where it all began – St. Augustine Florida with Steve Ray and Al Kresta

by Steve Ray on August 3, 2021


We had such a great time in St. Augustine earlier this year, we have already planned another pilgrimage in November. The first town established in America, the first Catholic parish, the first parish Mass, and the first Marian Shrine. The Catholic Spaniards set up a town here 55 years before the Protestant Pilgrims arrived on […]

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Wisconsin Shrines Day 4: Comments and Farewells

by Steve Ray on July 26, 2021


This was our second domestic pilgrimage in the US and it was fantastic. While other countries were closed, we decided to find and explore the best Catholic sites in the USA. And boy, did we find them. We did St. Augustine Florida a few months ago (see here) and now we just finished our “Shrines […]

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Wisconsin Day 3: National Shrine to St. Joseph and more

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We started out with a somewhat more leisurely morning at the Hyatt hotel here in Green Bay. The bus left at 10 and the cars all followed with two options for the morning. Half of the group went to visit Lambeau ¬†Field and the other half to the Botanical Gardens. After lunch in De Pere, […]

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Our Group Picture at Shrine of St. Joseph

by Steve Ray on July 25, 2021


Our group picture at National Shrine of St. Joseph in Green Bay Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Shrines Day 2 Only approved US Marian Apparition

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Wisconsin is a very beautiful state and the people are kind and friendly along the way. After a good nights sleep along the Mississippi River we are now heading east across Wisconsin making two important visits along the way before settling into our Hyatt Hotel in Green Bay. The first stop was to enjoy the […]

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Cardinal Burke Joins our Shrines of Wisconsin Day 1

by Steve Ray on July 24, 2021


Today our 100 pilgrims arrived in La Crosse Wisconsin at the gorgeous Shine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is Day 2 of our Shrines of Wisconsin Pilgrimage. We were blessed to be joined by a real Prince of the Church, Cardinal Raymond Burke who celebrated Mass for us at the Shrine. He then joined […]

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