Sacred Art – Inspiration of Daily Pilgrimage

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they look at how Sacred Art gives expression to the beauty of the Catholic Church and also inspires us to proclaim the Gospel message.

Travel to the Vatican Museums and discover the works of art that proclaim and display the grandeur of God’s creation, the dignity of human beings made in his image and likeness, and the love and mercy poured forth through the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Live – Wed., March 20 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

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San Jose – Queen of the Missions

Journey with Angela Sealana & Robert Rodriguez to Mission San Jose, perhaps the finest example of a Spanish Mission-complex in all of North America. During this program you will discover:

  • What led to the development of this marvel of architectural beauty – a place of sanctuary & social and cultural community
  • Lots of new details about the church at its center along with the story of the Franciscan friar who envisioned this sacred place
  • The significance of the Mission’s patron – St. Joseph

Jewel for the Journey:
Nothing is wasted. No man is worthless to God. – St. Josemaria Escriva

St. Patrick’s Purgatory – Lough Derg, Ireland

What do St. Patrick and purgatory have to do with each other?

Learn the answer and come along with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox for a journey to Europe’s oldest pilgrimage destination. Find out about the famous three-day pilgrimage, which involves going barefoot the entire time, regardless of the weather or terrain.

The “Purgatory Island” experience is known as the most challenging pilgrimage in the Christian World.

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Patrick’s Purgatory (Lough Derg, Ireland) Website: 
www.loughderg.org

Suggested Reading:

  • Faustina’s Prayer Book for the Holy Souls in Purgatory by Susan Tassone
  • Prayers, Promises and Devotions for the Holy Souls in Purgatory by Susan Tassone
  • A Pocket Guide to Purgatory by Patrick Madrid

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The Shroud of Turin – A Journey Through the Centuries

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they take an in-depth look at the Shroud of Turin, a 14-foot by 4-foot linen cloth venerated by millions of Christians, because it is believed to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

Considered one of the most sacred religious icons on Earth, the Shroud is the most studied, ancient cloth in history and in the world.

During this program, you will learn why the Shroud is so intensely debated, studied, and venerated. Other questions to be discussed:

  • Who is the man, whose image is imprinted on the Shroud?
  • What can we learn from the Shroud today?

Jewel for the Journey
This face has eyes that are closed, it is the face of one who is dead, and yet mysteriously he is watching us, and in silence he speaks to us. How is this possible?… It is because the Man of the Shroud invites us to climb the hill of Calvary, to look upon the wood of the Cross, and to immerse ourselves in the eloquent silence of love. – Pope Francis in Turin, Italy (2015)

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St Peter's Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome

During this program, your spiritual guides Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox will address three key points:

  • Why is St. Peter Basilica considered one of the most important churches in Roman Catholicism? (chair of St. Peter)
  • Does this Basilica have the Chair of St. Peter?
  • What is its significance for me today?  (Chair of the Pope – authority of the Church, which comes from Christ)

Jewel for the Journey:
And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is…There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him. – Benedict XVI

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Our Lady of Montserrat – Barcelona, Spain

Journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they visit a spectacular church and monastery built atop a mountaintop in Barcelona, Spain.

The place is Montserrat, and the church is home to a miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Montserrat.

The statue dates back to at least the twelfth century. St. Ignatius Loyola made an annual pilgrimage to Montserrat as have millions of pilgrims over the years.

Jewel for the Journey
He who carries God in his heart bears heaven with him wherever he goes. – St. Ignatius Loyola

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Nazareth – Hometown of Jesus

Come along with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they take a look at what was a small town in the region of Galilee in ancient Palestine. This journey is focused on Nazareth, the home of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. During this episode hear about:

  • What Nazareth was like at the time of Jesus
  • The site of the Annunciation
  • How the words of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary can still influence our lives today

Jewel for the Journey 
The hope of humanity was realized in the “yes” of the Blessed Virgin, Our Lady of Hope. – Deacon Tom Fox

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Every Church Building

Have you ever wondered why the Catholic faithful have built so many elaborate churches over history?

Discover the meaning and significance of the various parts of a Catholic church building, as Angela Sealana and Robert Rodriguez walk you through the  history, architecture and symbolism of what is called the House of God and Gateway to Heaven.

Discover how knowing more about your church building can help you to fully enter into worship each time you are there.

Jewel for the Journey
Jesus said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know, that I must be in my Father’s house?” – Luke 2: 49

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Basilica of the Little Flower – San Antonio, TX

Do you have a devotion to St. Therese of Lisieux? How did San Antonio end up as the home of a national shrine to this modern day saint?

Take a local pilgrimage with Angela Sealana and Robert Rodriguez to a sacred place of exceptional historic significance. Hear the inspiring story of how this impressive monument got built and discover the treasures that lie within one of San Antonio’s most beautiful landmarks.

Jewel for the Journey
Love can accomplish all things. Things that are most impossible become easy where love is at work. – St. Therese of Lisieux

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The River Jordan – Site of the Baptism of Our Lord

Journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as travel to the sacred site at the Jordan River where Our Lord was baptized by John the Baptist. Hear about the history of the Site, learn more about the moment Jesus was baptized, and discover what this has to do with your baptism and your life as a Christian.

Jewel for the Journey
Every baptized person should consider that it is in the womb of the Church where he is transformed from a child of Adam to a child of God.
– St. Vincent Ferrer

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