Monday, May 14, 2018


ATTTN: June 15 deadline for registration! 

Small group. Limited seating. First come, first serve. 
Register NOW.

Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to see this most Catholic of lands on a traditional pilgrimage with daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. 

Nearly 25 meals are included.  2 weeks on the road!  5 major shrines.  2 Marian feasts (Assumption and Our Lady of CzÄ™stochowa, plus Polish feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe!

Call Tour Director Susan Kotnik for more information or to register: 604-465-6911.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sights & Sounds of Pilgrimage to Walsingham: Walking the "Holy Mile" from the Slipper Chapel to the Original Shrine Destroyed By King Henry VIII

More Catholics need to visit here:

Walsingham, the most popular shrine of Catholic pilgrimage in England.

It was a tremendous joy to finally visit here for the first time.  

OC-Travel will be leading a pilgrimage here in summer 2019.  

Stay tuned for more details!  

My Favorite Shop in London: Ede and Ravenscroft

Since 1689.  

A terrific place to get your formal, academic or ceremonial dress.

Royal Courts of Justice in London: Victorian Gothic

One of my favorite places to visit in London.  It looks and feels like a mighty cathedral! 

One of the largest courts in Europe, the Royal Courts were built in the 1870s by Queen Victoria.  Over the highest point in the upper arch is a figure of Jesus, the supreme lawgiver.  On either side, on a lower level, are Moses and Solomon, gives of the law.   

Let us pray that English common law will one day admit that human life begins at conception -- that preborn humans in the womb are human persons under the full protection of the law.  Rule Britannia!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

St. Patrick's in Soho Square Where Fulton Sheen Stayed in London

He mentions in his must-read autobiography, Treasure in Clay, his time spent here while on visits from his studies in Louvain (Leuven), Belgium:

.50 Browning

It helped win the Second World War.  

City of Westminster Coat-of-Arms and Motto: Custodi Civitatem Domine ("O Lord, Watch Over the City")

Such a beautiful coat of arms for a city!  It was Catholicism that made England great. 

With the gridiron of St. Lawrence, which you can see at the Roman Basilica of San Lorenzo in Lucina (off the Via del Corso in Rome).  

Motto of the Royal Air Force: Per Ardua Ad Astra ("Through Adversity to the Stars")

St. Clement Danes RAF chapel, London.  

What Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh Looks Like

London Sign

"Thou God seest me."  

St. Marin in London

The veneration of St. Marin of Tours was widely popular in the Middle Ages.  Read of his fascinating life and know something of this great saint, whose tomb and basilica are an important pilgrimage site along the route from Paris to Santiago.  See here:

Lunch in London

Pius XII Coat-of-Arms at Catholic Shrine of Walsingham

This reminds me of the time I noticed, while standing in the back of the Sistine Chapel, that the little-known stained glass windows of the Sistine Chapel were installed during the reign of Pius X. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Catholic Travel

"Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. "  -Jesus (Mt. 7:7)

Join the 2018 March for Life in Rome May 19!

The biggest annual pro-life event in Italy.  Don't miss it!