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Event:  
School of Discipleship

8 week course, Fall 2018

St. Paul, MN

sponsored by Catechetical Institute

more scheduled events

 

Pilgrimage Updates!

January 9-23, 2019 Annual Holy Land Pilgrimage

SOLD OUT! To be put on a waiting list, a completed registration form and deposit required. Contact travel agent for more information. Bonnie Lane 952-474-0903 or Tricia Stoltz 952-679-8888 or goldeneagletraveltours@msn.com. Click here for more information, brochure and registration form.

Please view Cavins Tours photo gallery for a glimpse of some of our past pilgrimages.

September 2019 St. John Paul 2 Pilgrimage to Poland

Registration is now open! This will fill quickly as space is limited. Fr. Josh Johnson of Baton Rouge will be our Spiritual Director for the September 9-20, 2019 pilgrimage. We will visit many significant places connected to St. John Paul 2, St. Faustina and other saints as well as a visit to Auschwitz. Brochure and registation form.

January 2020 Annual Holy Land Pilgrimage

Registration will begin in March of 2109.

 

Here is what a recent pilgrim had to say about our annual Holy Land pilgrimage! 


 Thank you for a most wonderful, spiritual experience these past 2 weeks. The pilgrimage surpassed any expectations I had. Your teachings, Jeff, were so meaningful at each site. You are able to pull together all the history, the spirituality, the geography of the area, the archeological aspects, etc. so well to make the whole story make sense. You have challenged us to grow spiritually not only with questions to ask ourselves, but ways to ponder those question in our lives, and the wonderful "weapons" we have to tackle them, grow from them, and make necessary changes in our lives so that we may be better disciples of the Lord and spread the Good News to others. Certainly my times in adoration, and daily prayer will be enriched because of this Holy Land experience. ~~ Barb K

Please feel free to contact us at Cavins Tours phone number --763-420-1074.

 

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Friday
Oct202006

Revelation & Ezekiel Chart

I mentioned in my class on the Book of Revelation that there is a parallel between the book of Ezekiel and the book of Revelation. All you have to do is Click Here for the pdf download of that chart. Enjoy!

Friday
Oct202006

Mary, Ark of the Covenant

Mary, Ark of the Covenant

This Fall I've been teaching the book of Revelation in the Twin Cities. Today we spoke about "the woman" in chapter 12. I had mentioned that many times on my travels to Israel I was inspired by a statue of Mary on top of a church in the ancient city of Kyriat Yearim (Abu Gosh). The statue depicts Mary as the New Ark of the Covenant. The Old Testament Ark was in Kyriat Yearim for twenty years before Israel brought the Ark to Jerusalem.

There are some striking parallels between David bringing the Ark into Jerusalem in 2 Samuel 6:1-19 and St. Luke's account of Mary's visit to Elizabeth in Luke 1:39-56.

In 2 Samuel 6:2, "David arose and went" to Judah.

In Luke 1:39, "Mary arose and went" to the hill country of Judea.

In 2 Samuel 6:9, David cries out: "How can the ark of the Lord come to me?"

In Luke 1:43, Elizabeth asks: "Why is it granted me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"

In 2 Samuel 6:14-15, David is found leaping and dancing before the ark of the covenant.

In Luke 1:41-44, the baby in Elizabeth's womb is leaping for joy in Mary's presence.

In 2 Samuel 6:11, the ark of the covenant remained at the house of Obededom for three months.

In Luke 1:56, Mary (the new Ark of the Covenant) remained at the home of Elizabeth and Zechariah for three months.

Another interesting comparison between the Old Testament ark and the New Ark (Mary) is that the Old Testament ark contained a bowl of manna, the two tablets of stone (10 Commandments) and Aaron's budding rod (speaking of his authority). In Mary, the new Ark of the Covenant we find Jesus, the living bread from heaven, the Word made flesh and the King of Kings and Lord of Lord's.

Thursday
Oct192006

Purpose of this website

I want to thank you for visiting my website.

I put this site up for one basic reason; I want to communicate with you. I'm very appreciative for all the wonderful people that God has brought into my life. So often I find myself thinking; I wish I had a place to send my friends to pick up that great quote I found in a book or that certain document I mentioned in one of my lectures.

I see this website as a kind of Grand Central Station for communicating with you. I hope to meet you here often to share insights and useful information as well as hearing from you. Many times I find that my students and those who attend my seminars are far wiser than I and others need to hear from you too. I'm interested in a lot of topics but usually I will write about God, the Bible, the Catholic Church, family and and even a little discussion about technology (being a Mac fan). I hope to integrate photographs, video and podcasts in the future.

God Bless You!

Jeff Cavins

Wednesday
Oct182006

Schedule

June 13, 2009

 

Peoria, IL: Jeff Cavins & Thomas Smith

Adventures in 1 Corinthians Seminar

Diocese of Peoria Summer Institute

St. Vincent de Paul Church 8:30am-3:15pm

Contact: Theresa Meister 317-671-1550 ext.283

tmeister@cdop.org

 

June 26 & 27, 2009

Denver, CO

The National Catholic Bible Conference

St. Thomas More, Centennial, CO

Contact: Kelly at kmwahlquist@mac.com

 

July 20-22, 2009

Denver, CO

The Augustine Institute

Journey with St. Paul: His Life Mission & Letters

Click Here for flyer

www.augustineinstitute.org

 

July 28, 2009

Vancouver, British Columbia

The Power of Praise & Thanksgiving

St. Mary's Parish, 5251 Joyce Street

7:00pm -9:00pm

Contact: Kyle Neilson

email: kneilson@rcav.bc.ca

 

July 29 - August 5, 2009

Alaskan Scripture Cruise

Sailing with the Psalms

Info: www.cavinstours.com

Contact: Kelly Wahlquist

email: kmwahlquist@mac.com

 

September 12, 2009

Roswell, GA

Revelation in a Day

St. Peter Chanel Church

9:00am-3:00pm

Contact: Deacon Mike Bickerstaff

phone: 678-277-9424

 

September 25-26, 2009

Spooner, WI

The Bible Timeline Seminar

St. Francis de Sales Church

Contact: Jaci Sacco

Email: jsacco@centurytel.net

phone: 651-247-7883

 

October 3, 2009

Somerville, NJ

Matthew in a Day Seminar

Church of the Immaculate Conception

Contact: Patti Jannuzzi

Email: pjannuzzi@icsomerville.org

phone: 908-725-1112 ext.1124

 

Wednesday
Oct182006

The Lamb’s Supper

In my book of Revelation study I suggested that you read "The Lamb's Supper" by Dr. Scott Hahn. It's a wonderful glimpse into the relationship between the heavenly and earthly liturgy.

To buy this book click here.