Day 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Syrian Border and more with Spirit Catholic Radio

by Steve Ray on November 16, 2019

There was a bike race today that closed the streets of Tiberias so we had to be very clever to get out of the hotel around the roadblocks and on the road to our pilgrimage sites today.

We started with Mass at Beatitudes before driving to the northern tip of Israel along the Lebanese border to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus told Peter, “You Are a Rock!” Lunch at a Druze Restaurant before stopping on the Syrian border to discuss the situation in the Middle East, things you never hear in the media back home.

The priests told their vocation stories on all three buses. We visited Tabgha where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish and then the Primacy of Peter where Jesus appointed Peter to be his shepherd. A bit of free time back at the hotel before a magnificent dinner at the Magdalena restaurant.

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