First Full Day went GREAT!

by Steve Ray on June 5, 2010

Today we went to the top of Mount Tabor where the Transfiguration took place; then we renewed Wedding Vows in the church in Cana where Jesus turned water into wine (John 2).

Then we had an authentic Nazareth lunch before going to the Grotto where Gabriel announced the birth of the Savior and the Incarnation began. The altar says “The Word Became Flesh HERE!” We had Mass in front of this cave.

I gave a talk “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family” above the cave where they lived for almost thirty years. We then had some free time and Bus 3 went to Aberge Shulamit for dinner (more on Pilgerhaus Hotel and Aberge Shulamit later).

All are well and having a great time.


  • Jennifer Coffey says:

    Congratulations Mom and Dad! We love you!

  • Marie says:

    To the Pilkingtons —

    Saw you renewing your vows. Glad to see you “live.” You look wonderful.

    3 buses! Holy cow! That’s a big group. We only had 2 when we went with Scott Hahn and Steve in ’09.

    Marie & Seb

  • It was great to see you renew your wedding vows at such a holy place! We are praying for y’all with each new grace filled day! Love Steve, Amber, & Catherine

  • Peter Julia says:

    Love you too Ma and Da! Ma it’s the first time I’ve seen you since Christmas, you look wonderful!

  • Sharon & Tom says:

    Peggy & Ed: Saw you renew your vows. Love to you and Fr. George! PS…whale sighted–harpoon did not work!

  • The Yezaks says:

    To Gene and Benitia Pilkington… (Dad/Grandpa and Mom/Grammie,)
    Beautiful to see y’all renewing your vows at Cana! Thank you God and thank you Dad and Mom, for through your love and marriage you have given life to 25 people (7 kids and 18 grandchildren) who would not be here without your union.
    With love and prayers,
    Robert, Benitia, and kids (Sebastian, Marianna, Evelyn, Benitia Catherine, Valerie, Emma, and Rachael)

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