Constant Procession PODCASTS

78- Herman-Joseph & Mary

A young boy named Herman, an apple and his apparitions with the Virgin Mary in the story of St. Herman Joseph in 13th century Cologne, Germany.

A dramatic image in this statue of St Herman Joseph reaching up to try to give the Madonna an apple to thank her for his shoes.
A dramatic image in this statue of St Herman Joseph reaching up to try to give the Madonna an apple to thank her for his shoes.
Statue of the Madonna holding the apple along with baby Jesus in St Marys of the Capitol in Cologne, Germany where the apparition occurred with St Herman Joseph
Statue of the Madonna holding the apple along with baby Jesus in St Marys of the Capitol in Cologne, Germany where the apparition occurred with St Herman Joseph
The ancient wooden doors from the early church- St. Mary's of the Capitol. (made around 1050)
The ancient wooden doors from the early church- St. Mary’s of the Capitol. (made around 1050)
St Mary's on the Capitol, Cologne, Germany (contemporary)
St Mary’s on the Capitol, Cologne, Germany (contemporary)

 

Sources and Additional material on Saint Herman Joseph:

Salve Maria Regina website

St. Kateri is the patron saint of people ridiculed for their piety.

Michael O’Neill “The Miracle Hunter”

Tradition in Action

 

Constant Procession (based on my book of the same title) is about the history of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

These podcasts explore key apparitions since she passed on from the world and how the impact of her requests to humanity has served to influence our past as well as the present.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover in Season 1 (podcasts 1-49)

Since installment 50, more stories about the apparitions of the Virgin Mary appear and bring to life more amazing visitations not found in my book, but just as fascinating!

Podcasts are published every Tuesday morning and run seven minutes in length and can be found here.

I value feedback via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

To listen from the beginning

77- St. Catherine w/ Mary

St Catherine of Sweden in the mid-1300’s cultivated the order her mother St Bridget was tasked to create, the Order of the Holy Savior, or Bridgettines.

St. Catherine of Sweden
St. Catherine of Sweden, daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden
St Catherine with a deer
St Catherine with a deer
St Catherine and St. Bridget of Sweden with a deer
St Catherine of Sweden with a deer to protect her and her mother St Bridget writing of her apparitions

Installment about Saint Catherine’s Mom – St. Bridget

Some sources for this podcast plus much more information about St. Catherine of Sweden listed below:

A Woman’s History Day Book on St. Catherine

Spread Jesus. org on St. Catherine of Sweden

St. Catherine of Vadstena

The Brigittine’s Today

The Brigittine Monks Today – Chocolate!

Constant Procession (based on my book of the same title) is about the history of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

These podcasts explore key apparitions since she passed on from the world and how the impact of her requests to humanity has served to influence our past as well as the present.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover in Season 1 (podcasts 1-49)

To listen from the beginning

Since installment 50, more stories about the apparitions of the Virgin Mary appear and bring to life more amazing visitations not found in my book, but just as fascinating!

Podcasts are published every Tuesday morning and run seven minutes in length and can be found on my website as well.

I value feedback via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

 

76- Mary meets St. Bridget

Bridget of Sweden, a 14th century Roman Catholic Saint had 8 children, starting a religious order, spent time in Rome plus raised a saint (St. Catherine of Sweden) as she wrote accounts of her visits from the Madonna and Jesus.

Saint Bridget of Sweden looking up at a beam of light shining down on her from heaven
Saint Bridget of Sweden documented many of her visitations which were confirmed in 1436.
A colorful mosiac of St. Bridget of Sweden who holds a quill for writing and a notebook
Saint Bridget of Sweden sometimes portrayed with a quill to write with and a book to write in.
This insight inscribed over an painting of St. Bridget "Close your ears to empty words so that you may come to hear the Angel's song"
An insight of St. Bridget from her works offering people words of wisdom.
A beautiful illustration of St Catherine, Saint Bridget's daughter.
A beautiful illustration of St Catherine, Saint Bridget’s daughter.

St. Bridget’s writings

A biography of St. Bridget

St. Bridget about the Virgin Mary

William J. Walsh’s book Heaven’s Bright Queen

Constant Processions explore key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how the impact of her requests to humanity has served to influence our historical past and the present.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover in Season 1 (podcasts 1-49)     To listen from the beginning of the book

Since installment 50, new stories about apparitions the Virgin Mary that are not in the book are presented and bring to life more amazing visitations not found in my book, but just as fascinating!

Podcasts are published every Tuesday morning and run seven minutes in length and can be found on my website.

I value feedback via email at

NikosSteves@gmail.com

 

75- Our Lady of “La Garde”

A thirteenth century fishermen and the story of the “guard rock” mariners believed the Virgin Mary would come to when helping distressed seafarers find their way back to Marseilles plus an exclusion in modern times.

Vista view the Madonna sees perched atop her beloved "guard rock"
Contemporary vista view the Madonna sees perched atop her beloved “guard rock”
Black and white Illustration of the original 16th century chapel.
Illustration of the original 16th century chapel.
Impressionist illustration from the north side of the bay at tha Basilica
City side view looking at the southern side of the bay towards the statue atop the Basilica
Painting by Paul Signac of Our Lady of the Guard from across the bay in Marseilles, France
Painting by Paul Signac of Our Lady of the Guard from across the bay in Marseilles, France
The 30' tall Statue atop the Basicila 150' tall overlooking Marseilles, France beyond the bay
The 30′ tall Statue atop the Basicila 150′ tall overlooking Marseilles, France beyond the bay.
Bird's eye close-up of the statue of the Virgin Mary and Child known as "Our Lady of the Guard"
Bird’s eye close-up of the statue of the Virgin Mary and Child known as “Our Lady of the Guard”
Poster of the elevator used to take people up to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard
People have flocked to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard. This elevator to the top was completed in 1892, only to be taken down in 1964!

Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

 

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each.

Additional material not in the book starts from Podcast 50 and updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

To listen from the beginning

I value feedback via the comments section or better still via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

Sources:

Apparitions and Shrines of Heaven’s Bright Queen by William J. Walsh

Information on Notre-Dame de la Garde

Official website of Notre-Dame de la Garde

More info on Our Lady of the Guard

74- The Fishermen’s Feast

The apparitions of the Virgin Mary known as Madonna del Soccorso, the Patroness of Sciacca tells of a 14th century landlocked apparition and fishermen turned seafarers.

A Statue in a procession of our Lady
A procession of a statue of the Madonna del Soccorso
Our Lady del Soccorso

Website for the Fishermen’s Feast of Boston

YouTube of 2016’s “Angel” flying to the Madonna in Boston

YouTube of 2017’s “Angel” of the Fishermen’s Feast

Installment 58 – Stella Maris aka Our Lady of the Sea

Installment 59- Includes info on “Apostleship of the Sea” or AOS

 

Fishermen's Feast Angel in prayer
Boston’s Angel offering a prayer to the Madonna at the Fishermens Feast
Poster at festival honoring Fishermen
Highlight of the Feast includes remembering and honoring the Fishermen!

The Constant Procession; the Podcast, is published every Tuesday morning.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

I’ve read my entire book Constant Procession (Series 1) from cover to cover (Installments 1-49) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length. Great listening while driving!

To listen from the beginning

Series 2 (Installments 50-68)  are additional stories reaching back into the timeline of the Virgin Mary since she passed on that are not in the book.

Series 3 (Installments 69-73) is a mini-series on how to slow the pace of Christmas and stretch the holiday season.

Series 4 continues beginning with Installment 74 and is a series of additional stories reaching back into the timeline of the Virgin Mary since she passed on that are not in the book.

73- Xmas Pt 5; Beyond Day 1

Final part of the 5 part mini-series (Installments 69-73) for extending Christmastime as our senses continue attracting complimentary gifts for mind, body and spirit during the 12 days beyond December 25th.

Manger scene
A manger gets completed near the end of the 12 days when the magi arrive
Newspaper ad for Dec 26 as after Xmas
But December 26 is only the 2nd Day of Christmas…
Xmas C3PO & R2 decoration
Neighborhoods remain colorful reminders of the 12 Days of Xmas
Xmas cookies on counter
Xmas cookies intended to be enjoyed beyond Christmas day
Xmas tree
The Star added on Christmas Day to enjoy for the rest of the 12 Days

To listen to the Part 1 of this Christmas mini-series

The Constant Procession; the Podcast is published every Tuesday morning and are can be found on the website ConstantProcession.com

I’ve read my entire book Constant Procession (Series 1) from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length. Great listening while driving!

Series 2 (Installments 50 -68)  are additional stories reaching back into the timeline of the Virgin Mary since she passed on that are not in the book.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

72- Xmas Pt 4; 12 Days Long!

MERRY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS…

Starting CHRISTMAS DAY – JANUARY 5 EVE!

Part 4 continues in this mini series as daily celebrations commence! Starting with Christmas as DAY 1 for the 12 Days Of Christmastime.

To listen to the Part 1 of this Christmas mini-series

Some links from other sites about religious and other ways the 12 Days of Christmas are spent as we seek to SLOW DOWN the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON…

12 Days of Christmas from a blog

The saints the Roman Catholic community celebrations on the 12 Days

Christmastide which includes various Christian observations (wikipedia)

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

 

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. Additional material not in the book starts from Podcast 50 and updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

To listen from the beginning of the book

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

71- Xmas Pt 3; More Joyful!

Part 3 of this mini-series continues with ways to reduce the frenetic pace at Christmas time as the Advent season and Nativity Fast continue in spite of the blizzard of sights and sounds that ramp up with a countdown of shopping days til Christmas!

To listen to the Part 1 of this Christmas mini-series

 A way to view the Virgin Mary-our-Advent-Hope

Since installment 50, new stories about the history of the Virgin Mary that are not in the book are presented.

The entire book can be heard beginning with Podcast Installment #1 and there are forty-nine contiguous installments that run 7 minutes in length each and were published from August 2016-August 2017.

To listen from the beginning

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

 

 

70- Xmas Pt 2; Rush Not!

Where will you find yourself in these weeks of preparation for Christmas.

Planning a trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem requires preparation, it did for the Madonna and Joseph.  They did not get lost in the trip planning.

Will we get lost in the festivities of the details before this Christmas Day?

This is the 2nd part of a Christmas mini-series.

To listen to the Part 1 of this Christmas mini-series

Illustration of Joseph with the Madonna who's on a donkey
The Road Less Traveled
Interior of mall at Christmas
Something for everyone at Christmas time.

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. Additional material not in the book starts from Podcast 50 and updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

To listen from the beginning of the book Constant Procession

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

69- Xmas Pt 1; More Meaningful

A holiday mini-series begins with thoughts on how it is possible to overcome the quick pace of the contemporary Christmas season.

Does your Christmas End with torn wrapping paper and a Christmas dinner?

Scene of White Xmas tree in front of a chapel
Or Does your Christmas Start Here?

Website and more Quotes from Fr. Roger J. Landry

Website and more Quotes from Subdeacon G.V. Martini

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. Additional material not in the book starts from Podcast 50 and updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

To listen from the beginning

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

68- Our Lady of Puy

In 1254 at Our Lady of Puy in Velay, France an icon of the Virgin and Child was received into the storied Cathedral of the Annunciation. But in an earlier time, near the 3rd century, the Virgin had already appeared.

1st Icon of Virgin and Child
1st Icon of Virgin and Child…(I believe this is the copy)
Front view of the Statue of Dame-de-France
Front view of the Statue of Dame-de-France
Statue of Notre-Dame de France
Statue of Notre-Dame de France
Statue of Notre-Dame de France
Statue of Notre-Dame de France
Le_Puy_en_Velay_Panorama
Le_Puy_en_Velay_Panorama
Diocèse_du_Puy-en-Velay
Diocèse_du_Puy-en-Velay
Cathédrale_Le_Puy-en-Velay
Cathédrale_Le_Puy-en-Velay
2nd of 2 Icons of the Virgin and Child
2nd of 2 Icons of the Virgin and Child
Chapel of St. Michael
Chapel of St. Michael

To hear more about Joan of Arc – Installment 12 from my book

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. Podcast updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

NOTE: This installment has bonus stories beyond the scope of my book.

 

To listen from the beginning

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

67- Spain’s Guadalupe site

A closer look at the time between 711AD when a miraculous statue of the Madonna was hidden and 1326 when an apparition of the Virgin Mary brought it back to the world.

View of domes of the Basilica of Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Spain
The Basilica of Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Spain in the early morning with more mountains behind.

 

Painting at the Basilica of the moment when they found the miraculous statue.
Painting at the Basilica of the moment when they found the miraculous statue.
Painting that portrays the location of the Basilica in relation to the rural area and mountains.
Painting that portrays the location of the Basilica in relation to the rural area and mountains.
Wide shot of the front entrance into the Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Spain.
Wide shot of the front entrance into the Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Spain.
The Statue in its place inside the Basilica.
The Statue in its place inside the Basilica.
The plaza within the Basilica of Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Spain.
The plaza within the Basilica of Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Spain.
A closer Vista of Guadalupe, Spain in mountains
The Extremadura Mountain range surrounds the location of where Santa Maria De Guadalupe, Spain was hidden in 714AD
Vista of Guadalupe, Spain in mountains
Looking back (South-East) to see Guadalupe, Spain as I leave Guadalupe in the Extremadura Mountain Range.

To listen to Installment 11

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. Podcast updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

To listen from the beginning

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

66-Kurst-Root icon pt 2

The place where the miraculous “Kurst-Root” icon was found is for pilgrims in this region known as the Russian “Lady of Lourdes.” Even though the original icon currently resides elsewhere. (Part 2 of 2) This is just the tip of the icon’s story.

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

Kurst-Root icon-original
The Kurst-Root Icon (original)
Kurst-Root Hermitage
Kurst-Root Hermitage- Considered to some the Russian “Our Lady of Lourdes”

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. Podcast updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

To listen from the beginning

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

There will be approximately fifty contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. They will be published every Tuesday morning beginning in August 2016 and read by me, Nikos Steves.

Some of the story information comes from the following Blogs and websites where A LOT MORE details about this icon’s miracles can be found:

https://orthodoxwiki.org/Kursk_Root_icon

https://www.facebook.com/notes/st-justin-the-martyr-orthodox-church/kurst-root-icon-miracles/310018208637

https://interfaithmary.net/blog/new-york

https://en.nycathedralofsign.org/history1.html

https://orthodoxwiki.org/Kursk_Root_Hermitage

65-Mary of the Sign pt 1

In 1170AD the medieval Republic of Novgorod was under siege by an army of the 4 kingdoms of Russia. But the icon “Our Lady of the Sign” was stationed there also. (Part 1 of a 2 part story. – Part 2 see Installment 66 once published)

Miraculous Icon of the Virgin and Child
The icon…origin is unknown, and it was touched up many years ago
Image of treeline on berm outside city
May be the area where the battle took place and where the icon was positioned.

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. Podcast updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

To listen from the beginning

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

Some information for this podcast came from the following sources:

Novgorod Republic – Wikipedia

Veliky Novgorod | Russia | Britannica.com

Znamenie ikona Novgorod – Our Lady of the Sign (Novgorod) – Wikipedia

Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign – Home

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign

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64-Tinos Island & Mary

I take a closer scan into the apparitions on the Island of Tinos & the icon known as “All Holy Lady of Good Tidings,” patron saint of Modern Greece and among the most visited Marian apparition sites in the world.

The Icon Panagia Evengalistria of Tinos (with some pearls, but basically original in look)
Pilgrims following the pathway up to the icon from the dock.
Tinos…you can see the path with the church at the top.
The Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary at the top of the hill

 

For more from my book on Tinos (Installment 23)

 

Thanks to the following websites for some of this information:

oca.org

greeka.com

Greeker than the Greeks- for finding the original icon

 

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

The book runs from Episode 1-49 in contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. Podcast updates are published every Tuesday morning and read by me, Nikos Steves, the author.

To listen from the beginning

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

 

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