Enter a Prison Wall! Mass in a Cave! Touching the Star! Dancing! All Day in Bethlehem!

by Steve Ray on May 6, 2013

After boarding the bus after a good breakfast we headed to Bethlehem…

… you will see the rest of our adventures on this video. Watch the video and then read Robyn’s report of our day in Bethlehem already posted at Catholic Digest.


  • Steph Burns says:

    Schwartz family it is so nice to see you enjoying your trip to the Holy Land and it’s great we get to follow along. Chelsea your natural cooking abilities were showing! Jason it is nice to see you assisting at the masses.
    Love and miss you all,
    Steph Burns

  • Rachel says:

    Dear Gracie,

    I cannot tell you how proud I am of you for making this most important life and faith journey. Thank you so much for sharing the links to the videos with me. It has been a joy to see your sweet smile and to see the amazing adventure that you all are enjoying. What a beautiful area of the world that is! Please have an incredible time. I cannot wait to catch up with you once you return. Little Stella and Lorenzo send their best as well. Take good care.


  • Scott McKinney says:

    Grandma Judy and Grandpa Harold,

    Sarah sang along with the Christmas songs and liked your dancing. All of the kids liked seeing the place where Jesus was born. What a special treat to be able to go to Bethlehem and Jerusalem! We are so glad that you are enjoying your trip! We love you!


    Scott, Julie, Devan, John, Sarah, Aaron, and Kira

  • Patsy says:

    Hi Tommy, Peggy & Libby:

    Great to see you today–I saw Peg alot & Tommy only once(where was Libby?) & when you sang Christmas songs I could hear your voice, Tommy!

    This trip looks SO interesting!

    Prayers for you all!

    Love Patsy

  • Grandma Roddy says:

    Hi Schwartz Family! Jason gets to be altar again in the holy Lands Wow! Chelsea is a good cook even far from Home. The dancing looks like fun!

  • Libby Shortner says:

    I loved seeing all of you dancing! It was frightening and fabulous all at the same time! 🙂

    Continue to enjoy your trip and each other!
    Love (especially to Mom and Dad),

  • Joe and Rhonda says:

    Hello again to our sister Sue, and to all of her fellow travellers. All of you made a fantastic chorus singing those Christmas carols in Bethlehem. Very joyful and enthusiastic! And then you topped it off with that wonderful dancing in the restaurant later on. Great show! Of course, Sue probably told you about her dancing lessons. Not quite the style of dancing that took place that night, but she moved as gracefully as the rest of you. It’s nice to see you all having a good time.

    We’d like to add a special note of thanks to Robyn Lee for those articles she is writing about the day’s adventures. They add much more depth and detail to the videos, and we really appreciate her efforts. Keep up the good work!

    Joe and Rhonda

  • Tessie Phillips says:

    Tommy (Smith),

    I meant to ask you earlier, did they let you drive the boat? 🙂 After the expert way you handled the boat on the turbulant seas of Lake Tahoe, the Sea of Gallilee should be a piece of cake!

    Hello to Libby and Margaret. You all look like you are still having a great time!

    Love and prayers, (Sister) Tessie

  • Cindy says:

    Hi Mom (Margaret), Uncle Tom and Aunt Libby,

    Greeting from another rainy day in Atlanta…..I would love to see the sunshine like you are!

    Once again you look like you are having a fantastic time. It was fun to see you line dancing. I hope you have another great day tomorrow. Can’t wait to see the next video.

    Love you,

  • Joan Jacobsen says:

    Hi Margie –

    I’m enjoying following you and your fellow pilgrims as you tour the Holy Land. It has to be amazing to actually see the places you’ve only read about until now. I’m sure you’re enjoying the new tastes, too. We hope the rest of your journey is safe and as blessed as the last few days.

    Love you!

  • MIKE GOYETTE says:



  • Gilda and Maria,

    Nice moves at the Arabian dancing. You need to teach us. Hope all is well. Raining here
    today. Keep enjoying the holly land

  • Empi Morn says:

    Hi Mama and Papa (Al and Prunie),
    Looks like you are really enjoying your trip and seeing some amazing places. How wonderful to be able to spend your 40th anniversary there! Speaking of beginnings, can you think of 38 years ago today? We celebrated this weekend and are having a quiet but beautiful sunny day at home today. Love you so much!
    Empi, Mik, Bella and Matias

  • Beth Ryland says:

    Hi Joe and Stella,
    It is so great to follow your glorious trip. Your Joy to the World rendition was perfect.What an adventure you have to share. Happy continuous travels.

  • Beth Ryland says:

    Hi Joe and Stella,
    How wonderful to follow your exciting trip. Christmas in May, what a great place to sing Joy to the World. Keep celebrating your adventures.

  • Cyndy Mitchell says:

    Aunt Stella & Uncle Hector,
    I was so happy to see & hear the “Hello” from you! You both look great & look like you are enjoying this journey! Loved the dancing, Uncle! I shared this web site with Gary so maybe he might be able to share it with your Friday AM group & your friends at Resurrection! Safe travels!

  • Marilyn & Tom says:

    Hello Sue! We are finally following your journey! Long story why the delay. You are so fortunate to have the opportunity to experience all that you have and to follow in the footsteps of Christ our Savior. Looks like you’re eating very well! Can’t wait to hear all about the journey and see all your photos. Our prayers are with you and your fellow pilgrims as you continue your journey and for a safe trip home.
    Love to you – Tom & Marilyn

  • kathleen webskowski says:

    Hey there Allen, Here I sit, envious of all of you over there walking where Jesus walked. But I am with you in prayer. Beautiful weather here. Beautiful dancing there. You will have to teach the family when you get home. Paul, thanx for the pix of Allen.


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