Blog

Museum, Jordan River, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea, Camels & Farewells

by Steve Ray on October 18, 2019


The final day of our pilgrimage, a trip which has gone wonderfully smooth, spiritually, organized and fun. But today is our Optional Day where we mainly do fun things and go down into the Jordan Valley. Floating in the Dead Sea and camel riding is always a favorite. Enjoy!

Read More

Church of Agony, Grotto of Our Lord’s Arrest, Tomb of Mary and more

by Steve Ray on October 16, 2019


We started the day with Mass at the Church of Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Near the Garden of Gethsemane is the cave where Jesus and his disciples were spending the night when Judas came and betrayed him. Nearby is the Church of the Tomb of Mary, are also called the Church of the […]

Read More

Dinner of a Whole Lamb and Dancing in Bethlehem

by Steve Ray on October 15, 2019


Good fun evening in Bethlehem!

Read More

Via Dolorosa and Calvary, Mount of Olives and Zion; Rain!

by Steve Ray on


An early start doing the Via Dolorosa and Mass at Calvary. Up the Mount of concluding with my talk “The Story of Salvation from Adam and Eve until Today”. Mount Zion and lots of rain which is very unusual. Watch for part two of today which was dinner and dancing in Bethlehem. Enjoy!

Read More

Bethlehem all Day and Exclusive Entrance to the Tomb

by Steve Ray on October 14, 2019


Bethlehem is a unique city in the Palestinian West Bank. we spend the day here starting out in our favorite caps on olivewood store where we know there are quality products and where it’s safe to use credit cards and to have things shipped. A lot of the olive wood being sold in Israel today […]

Read More

From Galilee to Jerusalem with a lot in between

by Steve Ray on October 13, 2019


Day 4 is always a big day since we move from Galilee to Jerusalem. We start out with Mass at Capernaum at the home of Jesus and Peter. It is Sunday so very appropriate that the readings here are “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood” (homily here). I always give my talk Defending the […]

Read More