Our Pool of Bethesda

John 5: 5-9 5  One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6  When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be well?” 7  The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to…

What will you do different?

At dinner on our last day, I asked a fellow pilgrim, what will you do different? How will people know you made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land? I think I was asking myself – what will I do different and how can I best tell other people about the Holy Land and our experiences?…

We are home

Just to let everyone know we are home. Departed Israel last night at 11:25, lost 7 hours somehow and are now enroute to Orlando. Should be in Gainesville around noon. More tomorrow as we reflect on our pilgrimage.

We are the same, but different

But we are all the same, but we are all different. The places we visited, the places where we celebrated Mass, the places we prayed over our prayer requests and placed them in their special place. The many people we brought with us will be different also. Some will be truly connected with each prayer…

Our last day

Visited the place where Our Lady visited her cousin Elizabeth, then to the Holocaust, and we are going on the road to Emmaus where we will celebrate Mass. Was this trip a once in a lifetime? Yes Would I come back? In a heartbeat. One phrase that says it all. God put us exactly where…

Ta-Da and what a blessing

My favorite part of the day was the sunrise and everything that followed it including meeting Abraham this evening at the St George’s Bazaar. The walls talk to us; the rocks talk to us; the way talks to us, Jesus talks to each and every one of us. Jesus moves us from the sadness of…

Where is the Damascus Gate?

Two young men knew the way, we were deep in the culture of "Old Jerusalem" after going through the Damascus Gate and wandering past shops, street vendors, and people that didn’t want to be in the photo. Someone said make a right here, so we did and went up the Ascent street. Good thing we…

Today was a special day

Continuing our pilgrimage, we started the day with the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and prayer to St Michael.First stop is the Jordan River to renew our baptism and then to Jericho. We made it to the Jordan River and renewed our baptism on the banks of the Jordan River, I could see John…

Link to Facebook group

We also have a Facebook group where you should be able to view the latest photos and posts. https://www.facebook.com/groups/860447367628711/