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Review of The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land DVDs: CTJ Podcast, Episode 8

In 2013 my wife told me that for our 20th anniversary in 2016 she wants to go on a pilgrimage. In this podcast we’ll share our preparation for our own pilgrimage and share the experiences of others who have been on pilgrimages around the world. We’ll also introduce you to shrines and pilgrimage sites related to the liturgical feasts occurring when we record each show. Thanks for joining us on our journey!

It’s our eighth episode! I’ve heard stats from the leader in podcast hosting, Libsyn, that most podcasts don’t last past seven episodes so we’re doing great. Please let your friends know about the show and be sure to leave us feedback.

 This week we aren’t doing an interview. Instead we’ll be spending most of the show reviewing The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land DVDs.

Shrine of St. Florian

 Before that, we’ll take a quick look at the patron of Firefighters whose feast was May 4th.

St. Florian (May 4th) was a soldier in the Roman army who was drowned in the Enns River in what is now Austria for refusing to renounce Christianity. His body was taken to Lenz and is buried in the crypt of the Augustinian Abbey of St. Florian.

Map of St. Florian's Martyrdom

Map of St. Florian’s Martyrdom

The abbey is home to a collection of over 6000 skeletons from Christians who wanted to be buried near the saint as well as a vast library and the tomb of Bruckner, who served as organist at the abbey. Bruckner is buried under the organ!

Faithful Traveler Holy Land Series

Before we moved Diana Von Glahn, producer and host of The Catholic Traveler sent us a DVD of her first EWTN series about her pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Even though many things are still not found from the move, including the bolts to our dining room table, we managed to keep track of the DVD and reviewed it this week on the show.

If you didn’t get to see it on EWTN, go buy it from Diana’s website. We never really had any interest in visiting Israel before watching it but now we both want to go.

Listen to the show for our thoughts about all the wonderful places she visited.


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