Pilgrimage Update Tuesday
by Steve Ray on March 10, 2009
Still unable to use the internet here to put up the videos so I will give a short report instead. Today we landed in Haifa at 8:00 AM and disembarked for our three buses. We started the day at Caesarea Maritime where Paul was imprisoned for two years and where Peter baptized the first Gentile convert. We had a delicious lunch in Nazareth with authentic Palestinian foods.
Then to Nazareth for Mass at the Grotto of the Annunciation and a tour of the church. After Mass we drove to Cana where we all renewed our Wedding Vows. We had many good teaching moments along the way and a lot of friendships formed and good laughs. Back to the ship for dinner and a free evening.
Everyone is doing great and having a marvelous time. I will get videos up as soon as I can but it may be a week or so unhappily due to technical issues with the internet on the ship and the time limitations I have leading two groups back-to-back. But I will keep everyone informed since I know lots of family and friends are keeping track of the pilgrims. Tomorrow we go to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Stay tuned!
Hi Steve from your chestnut friend. Wish we were there with you, hopefully will be next year.
I just sent you an e-mail asking for your prayers for the health of our son Michael while there in the Holy Land.
Thanks and God bless!