Legatus Holy Land Day 3: Beatitudes, Banias, Galilee and more

by Steve Ray on October 11, 2014

This is a banner day! Everyone is starting to bond and become friends even if they didn’t know each other when we started. There are several common bonds: 1. The Catholic faith, 2. All members of Legatus, 3. They’re all in business people who understand reason and relationships and fun and punctuality.

Today was a great day. We started out at the Mount of Beatitudes where we celebrated Mass and looked out over the Sea of Galilee whereJesus taught the Sermon on the Mount. Then we drove to Caesarea Philippi and along the way had wonderful conversations including Fr. Shane who told his conversion story from atheist to Catholic priest.

Then through the Golan Heights and we drove along the border of Syria and showed people where St. Paul was converted and where a lot of modern activity is going on.

Then down to the Sea of Galilee where we visited sites related to our Lord Jesus Christ and his ministry along the shores.

Then Fr. Shane sat with everyone on the balcony with a few glasses of wine and had meditations and discussions from the Bible and all of the places that we visited today. after that, he offered a time for confessions for those who would like to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

After time for rest we went to a marvelous dinner where people saying and told stories and jokes and had us all howling with laughter and friendship.

Family and friends: Please remember to leave comments below. Everyone is enjoying hearing them read on the bus. Your family and friends really enjoy hearing from you.


  • Jill Clements says:

    Never mind. Looks like you uploaded the new video while I was posting my comment. Those Lebaneh sandwiches looked amazing!!! I don’t know if you guys are getting enough food and wine on this trip. Ha!

  • Charlene and Gabrielle Morin says:

    Hi Kathleen and John,

    We enjoyed watching you all on your journey. Looks like a wonderful time! You are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Charlene and Gabrielle Morin

  • Joni says:

    Wonderful to see the Mount of Beatitudes! Our school theme this year is “Living the Beatitudes through Mercy, Love and Sevice.” We have a picture of the mount in our display case.
    Did you walk in the Sea of Galilee? Didn’t see you in the picture. Praying for you daily. Soak it in! Enjoy!
    (Joni – daughter of Alice and Dale)

  • Amy wiggins says:

    What a wonderful day, sounds beautiful , spiritual and extremely relaxing. Just be careful and don’t give dale too Much wine !! I speak from experience.

    Thinking of you dale and Alice on your trip of a lifetime. , enjoy !!!

  • Mary Beth Bouhall says:

    Mom and Doug- Looks like you all are having an extraordinary pilgrimage! I have been keeping up with the blog daily and am certainly enjoying and marveling at all of the incredible people and places you are experiencing! You are in our daily prayers. Love you both- Mary Beth, Chris, Aaron, Lauren and Chelsea

  • Don Barnhorst Jr says:

    Mom & Dad, Mimi & Papa,

    Looks like you’re having a fantastic time on an amazing trip. We are loving the daily videos and feel like we’re experiencing the sites along with you.

    Love you,

    The gang in Ponte Vedra

  • Mimi and PopPop says:

    Mary Anne and Larry

    Miss you but happy to hear you are safe and having a good spiritual vacation.
    Look forward to hearing more when you get home.
    Say a prayer for all of us back here. Love. Mimi

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