Saint Joseph with baby Jesus

St. Joseph – A Lesson In Trust

Why is placing our trust in God so crucial? How can we learn to trust as St. Joseph did?

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they examine how the example of St. Joseph can help you trust God with all aspects of your life, especially in times of crisis or when faced with adversity.

Message of Hope
We should, indeed, honor St. Joseph, since the Son of God Himself was graciously pleased to honor him by calling him father. The Holy Scriptures speak of him as the father of Jesus. If the King of Kings was pleased to raise Joseph to so high a dignity, it is right and obligatory on our part to strive to honor him as much as we can. – St. Alphonsus Liguori

Visit PilgrimCenterofHope.org/Living for more information.

The Real Meaning of Christmas

Join Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI and his guest lay evangelist Dan Duet, as they present some ideas on how to best prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the feast of Christmas. Their emphasis will be on focusing on ways to make this time more spiritually rewarding.

From all of us at Pilgrim Center of Hope, may you and your family have a blessed and merry Christmas.

Message of Hope
Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, every moment in the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom of the Heavenly Father where you will be reborn each moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ. – St. Paul of the Cross

Visit PilgrimCenterofHope.org/Living for more information.

Parish Kit – Sample

Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – Rio Grande Valley

Come on a journey with Mary Jane Fox & Robert Rodriguez to a sacred site in South Texas that attracts over a million pilgrims each year. Since 1954, Catholics in search of healing and other blessings have been drawn to this shrine with a beloved wooden statue of the Immaculate Conception.

Join us as we explore the massive basilica, the life-size Stations of the Cross, and the history which has led many throughout Texas and Mexico to have a deep devotion to Our Lady of San Juan.

Official Website – Basilica Our Lady of San Juan del Valle:
olsjbasilica.org

Jewel for the Journey
Mater Immaculata ora pro nobis – Immaculate Mother pray for us
– Banner flying above the statue, held by two angels

Visit PilgrimCenterofHope.org for more information.

 

Listen to Journeys of Hope

The Meaning of Advent

Did you know that Advent signals the start of a new Liturgical Year?

Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI and his guest Dan Duet will talk about how to be more spiritually prepared for the celebration of the Lord’s birth. They will also discuss the origins and traditions of the Advent season, as well as provide suggestions on how to become more focused on our need for the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ – not only during Advent, but throughout the year and throughout our lives.

Message of Hope
Always have hope , cling to God and leave all the rest to Him. He will not let you perish. Your soul is very dear to Him; He wishes to save it.                         – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Monte Sant’ Angelo – One of Italy’s Holiest Places

Come along with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox to St. Michael’s Cave, located on the eastern coast of Italy. It was here that St. Michael the Archangel appeared to the bishop of the diocese three times. The Foxes will tell you about how St. Michael consecrated the cave, saying men’s sins would be pardoned here.

Hear about how the cave was often visited by St. Padre Pio. It was also a favorite destination of other saints and several Popes. You will also find out about how the Monte Sant’ Angelo was first discovered by a nobleman in search of a lost prized bull in the year 490.

Prayer to St. Michael

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Official Site of the St. Michael Sanctuary – http://www.santuariosanmichele.it/?lang=en

Capernaum – the Town of Jesus

Come on a journey with Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox to this town on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, which was at the center of Our Lord’s public ministry. This fishing port and market for merchants was also where St. Peter lived. It was also the town where Jesus asked Matthew the Tax Collector to “follow me.”

Experience the village where a number of the Apostles lived, where Jesus announced the Holy Eucharist, and where he healed and taught.

We will take you to Peter’s house, travel down the Via Maris, and go to the synagogue where Jesus went on the Sabbath day.

Jewel for the Journey

The more Christians immerse themselves in the circle of Christ’s light, the more capable they become of understanding and accompanying the path of every man and woman towards God. – Pope Francis

The Triumph of the Holy Cross

What is the Exaltation of the Holy Cross? 

Join Deacon Tom Fox and Robert Rodriguez as they talk about the actual discovery of the Cross of Christ; where and when it was discovered, how it was authenticated, who made the discovery, and why all Christians look to the Cross as the instrument of their salvation.

Message of Hope:

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved ti is the power of God.  – 1 For. 1: 18

 

Celebrating the Birth of the Virgin Mary

In honor of the birth of the Virgin Mary on September 8, this episode of Living Catholicism will focus on the Immaculate Conception, Mary’s parents Sts. Joachim & Anne, and her sacred life.

Join Deacon Tom Fox and Robert Rodriguez as they explore our Blessed Mother’s life, from her birth, free of original sin, until her Assumption. The program will also take a look at the various devotions to Mary:

  • First Saturdays
  • Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • the Green Scapular of Our Lady
  • The Brown Scapular
  • The Chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows

Message of Hope:

When the Holy Spirit finds Mary in a soul, He flies to it. He enters therein and communicates Himself to that soul in abundance.  – St. Louis de Montfort