Gethsemane & The Agony in the Garden

Travel along with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to the foot of the Mount of Olives and discover the Garden of Gethsemane. Such a place still exists, the place where Jesus, Son of God spent time.

This program will address these four points:

  • The significance of the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Why was this a place of rest for Jesus and His Apostles?
  • What does it mean to watch and pray?
  • How can we draw strength from our Lord’s suffering?

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Live – Wed., April 17 @ 8:00 PM

  • Guadalupe Radio Network (South/Central Texas Stations)

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San Fernando Cathedral – Heart of San Antonio

Join Angela Sealana and Robert Rodriguez for a virtual pilgrim journey to what is considered the heart of San Antonio – San Fernando Cathedral, the nation’s oldest continuously operating cathedral and the oldest church structure in Texas. The Cathedral is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During this program we will talk about:

  • The origins of what was first a small village church
  • The various changes to the building and its architecture over the years
  • The religious and spiritual significance of this historic place

Jewel for the Journey:
Let us remember the past with gratitude , live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. – St. Pope John Paul II

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Bethany

Journey with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to this small town near Jerusalem where Jesus often stayed. Hear all about the home of Mary, Martha, & Lazarus. Located on the spot of present day Al-Eizariya (Place of Lazarus) in the West Bank, it is just south of the Mount of Olives, the place associated with the Ascension of our Lord.

Jewel for the Journey:
God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle.  In the company of friends we will find strength to attain our sublime ideal. 
– St. Maximilian Kolbe

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Mt. Sinai – Egypt

Travel with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to Mt. Sinai in Egypt. Aside from exploring this sacred destination, they will also discuss:

  • Catherine of Alexandria’s Connection to a monastery at the foot of the mountain
  • The Life of St. Catherine
  • The Message behind Catherine’s honesty and integrity in following Jesus Christ

Jewel for the Journey:
The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the sign of the Cross.    
– St. Anthony of Egypt

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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.

Jewel for the Journey:
There is a connection between beauty and the Christian vocation to manifest the presence of the living God in this world which He still loves. To be fully Christian is to be fully human. – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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MENTIONED

View the Scrovegni Chapel Frescoes.

Symbols found in the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, Rome, Italy:

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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