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CTJ Podcast, Episode 5: Sarah Vabulas in Rome, Greece, and Turkey; Holy Week

http://traffic.libsyn.com/catholictraveljournal/ctjep5.mp3Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSShow Notes: Happy Fig Monday – Jesus cursed the fig tree, so … eat figgy pudding! We’ve moved!   Short sleeves and dinner in the yard one day, snow and ice the next. Gotta love Colorado weather! We have half a house Great back yard Holy Week Pilgrimage in the ... Read More
 

This is not an episode

http://traffic.libsyn.com/catholictraveljournal/CTJep4-5.mp3Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHi Everyone, In a moment of insanity we thought we could move to a new home in a different city with ten kids two days after our podcast was supposed to air this week. Reality, and a mountain of boxes, prevailed so we are holding off releasing our next episode ... Read More
 
Have You Visited the Faithful Traveler?

Have You Visited the Faithful Traveler?

We don’t have EWTN. I know, it is kind of a strange thing to admit but it’s true. We actually don’t have any cable service so we don’t get all the garbage either. Unfortunately, this meant that we didn’t find out ahead of time about the Faithful Traveler trip to the Holy Land special airing ... Read More
 
The Sordevolo Passion Play Happens Once Every Five Years

The Sordevolo Passion Play Happens Once Every Five Years

These are only a few numbers to give an idea of this grand show, the Passion Play of Sordevolo, the greatest coral show in Italy. An impressive Sacred play that from 1816 to the present day brings whole of the inhabitants of Sordevolo together. The village of Sordevolo has 1300 inhabitants and is found at the foot of the Alps which frames the Province of Biella.
 
Pilgrimage: Day 53: St. Agnes

Pilgrimage: Day 53: St. Agnes

January 21, 2014: the feast of St. Agnes. Way back in 1984 or so, I chose St. Agnes as my Confirmation saint (or did she choose me?). I had read about her in a book in my school’s library, and was struck by her courage, and her love for God. I wanted to be like ... Read More
 
Welcome to Catholic Travel Journal

Welcome to Catholic Travel Journal

In October of 2013 my wife, Paula, said that for our twentieth wedding anniversary she wanted to go with me on the annual pilgrimage to Chartres. This blog and weekly podcast (starting in mid-February) will be our record of preparing for and going on the trip as well as an exploration of Catholic travel destinations and ... Read More
 

Pilgrimage: Day 39: How are Those Resolutions Coming?

I just re-read my New Year’s Resolution post from a week ago. I had already forgotten some of them! The dangers of putting promises on public display! Well, resolutions do me no good without frequent review, so let’s get to it: 1. Save money monthly for Chartres. CHECK. I have a certain amount I am ... Read More
 
Pilgrimage: New Year’s Resolutions

Pilgrimage: New Year’s Resolutions

This isn’t anything new, since Ian & I resolved to go to Chartres back in November. But I found this web site: This is a fundraiser for the restoration of stained glass windows in bay 140 in Chartres Cathedral – to be completed in 2016! I wonder if they will be finished by Pentecost that ... Read More
 
Pilgrimage: Day 31: What is a Pilgrim?

Pilgrimage: Day 31: What is a Pilgrim?

pil·grim ˈpilgrəm noun 1. a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons. synonyms: worshiper, devotee, believer How much meaning is in this simple definition! Are we not pilgrims all our lives, if we seek God? And isn’t our God good to want to be found? He hides Himself for our good, but ... Read More
 
Pilgrimage: Day 21: O Key of David!

Pilgrimage: Day 21: O Key of David!

December 20: Ember Friday In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago. This morning, we awoke to a cold, dark world outside. The fog was so thick that we could not see ... Read More