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World Youth Day - Sweet Tweets Flashback

In 2013, I had the honor of traveling with the Boston Deaf Apostolate  to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day! Despite my best intentions to share every moment of #WYD2013, technology limits and a busy schedule left me only able to share my experience in snippets of 140 character moments. The sweet #WYDRio tweets: Finally here waiting for train to Christ The Redeemer Statue !! So blessed to be here #WYD2013 Came face to face with my favorite #EWTN Priest, Fr. Mark Mary yesterday was too #shy to say hi. Such a #Catholic dork #WYD2013 #Grace Just drove by building where Pope having lunch!!! At least that is what our guide said #WYDBOS By the way at 5ft tall I see nothing. lol #WYDBOS lots of happy screaming Catholics #blessed To SEE me wearing a very FASHIONABLE trash bag and to read more of my amazing World Youth Day experiences visit Allison's blog ... Reconciled To You 

A Papal Pilgrimage in the Holy Land: NEW Series

Diana von Glahn - also know as  The Faithful Traveler  -- visits A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras ( BreadboxMedia) to discuss her new MAGNIFICENT series:  A PAPAL PILGRIMAGE IN THE HOLY LAND  We look at the 3 main locations featured in the series:  Jordan, Bethlehem and Israel​ We learn how Diana came to produce  A Papal Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Hear about the SUPER embarrassing thing I did concerning Diana back in 2008 Let your mouth water as Diana shares some of the amazing Holy Land meals and treats  Did you know why Pope Francis made this historic trip?  Diana makes some compelling arguments  for joining her some day on a pilgrimage  to the Holy Land .... you will be sold too!!   To READ MORE - or listen to Diana's Podcast visit:  Reconciled To You / Radio Show All Rights Reserved, Allison Gingras 2016

The Non-Chaucer Pilgrimage


Friendships from God

My husband and I joined some of the pilgrims from our trip to Italy last year in Traverse City, MI this past weekend. It was a blessed time and is really why a pilgrimage is something you think you are doing for yourself but is really something God is doing for you! It took us 25 years of saving to get to Italy but was something that continues to give back to us. If you've never taken a pilgrimage, you may want to ask God to show you if this is something He is asking you to do. Sitting at Dave and Claire's breathtaking home with a view of God's beautiful earth! Everyone at dinner (from close left around table to close right): John, me, Dave, Laura, Julie, Tim, Father Libby, Teresa, Dom, Laura, Dave Everyone at Chateau Chantel Deacon explaining wine making Bishop Bernard Hebda joins us at Claire and Dave's  John and I in from of an ironwork that proclaims and reminds: I am the vine, you are the branches

Catholic Alternative to 50 Shades of Grey

I enjoyed speaking with Brian Patrick this morning on Sonrise Morning Show about Catholic alternatives to 50 Shades of Grey . Alternatives that engage and still bring the journey of a lost soul to a Christian close. In particular I found sharing Philippians 4:8 rather important: Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. If you are interested in such a book--one that speaks to the human condition with a Christian tone and resolution--then I invite you to download Elizabeth: A Holy Land Pilgrimage on your Kindle for free if you are an Amazon Prime Member.  Lisa Hendey gives  Elizabeth: A Holy Land Pilgrimage 5 stars and calls it "engrossing" and "rewarding."  And who doesn't like a free book? Cheryl Dickow