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Florence all day! Mass in Duomo, Michelangelo’s “David,” Cooking Class and more…

by Steve Ray on April 24, 2018


Today was all day Florence. We step back hundreds of years to marvelous Catholic culture of the Renaissance. What a beautiful and enchanting city full of history and art, good food and nice people. We started our day by walking to Santa Croce Church (Holy Cross). This commemorates the finding of the true cross and […]

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Visit Tomb of St. Augustine, Tour of Florence…

by Steve Ray on April 23, 2018


We left Milan early in the morning and drove to Pavia where we had a tour and Mass at the tomb of Saint Augustine. Fr. Fran’s “home run” homily. Then a lovely drive what prayers and stories, lunch and nap time arriving in Florence. We took a an initial tour of the city, another great […]

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Milan Italy: Da Vinci’s Last Supper, St. Ambrose Tomb and more…

by Steve Ray on April 22, 2018


Enjoy today’s incredible spiritual adventure in Milan Italy! Inspiring homily at Church of St. Ambrose.

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Arriving in Milan Italy, Amazing Duomo Cathedral, Renewing Baptismal Vows at St Augustine‘s Baptismal Font…

by Steve Ray on April 21, 2018


Everyone arrived safely in Milan Italy and we had an amazing day. The emphasis of the day was the amazing Duomo Cathedral which took hundreds of years to build and is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Fr. Fran’s opening homily in Milan Cathedral HERE. The Duomo is the 3rd largest church […]

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Good-byes, Farewells & Comments

by Steve Ray on April 12, 2018


Enjoy meeting our pilgrims and sharing their emotions, thoughts and good-byes.  

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Full & Fun Final Day: Jericho, Camels, Dead Sea, Jordan River…

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The last day is always fun and exciting. We started off the day with Mass and breakfast at the beautiful and elegant Notre Dame Center. Father Courtney gave another wonderful homily to summarize the trip and to bless all the religious items. From the Israel Museum to the Jordan River and from Jericho to Qumran. […]

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