Pilgrimage Day 3: Beatitudes, Tabgha, Transfiguration and Ted

by Steve Ray on October 15, 2010

P1050072Fifty excited pilgrimages on my bus through the Holy Land. Started with Mass at the place where Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) with the Sea of Galilee below us. Fr. Tom DeSimone celebrated a reverent Mass with an exhilarating homily.

Then to the place where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish — and YES, it was really a miracle and not just teaching selfish people to share. Read my article on that topic here.

Then to the Primacy of Peter where Jesus met the disciples after his resurrection and made them breakfast on a charcoal fire. We all saw the rock where he fed them and waded in the sea.

After that we ate St. Peter’s Fish then drove to the mountain of Transfiguration. Amer and I each gave a talk about the Church and the Transfiguration before we headed back to the hotel to give every one the late afternoon and evening free to swim in the Sea of Galilee, to pray or rest. All is going very well.


  • andrew morgan and kiddos says:

    We can’t wait to see the video! Thanks for posting these! Looks like you all are having an amazing trip!

  • Jim Houle says:

    hi mom hi dad i hope you are having a good time in the holy lands

    love, Billy

  • Jim Houle says:

    Billy and Granny are here for the weekend enjoying the wonderful videos from the Holy Land featuring Bill and Sharon on day 3 eating fish and chips. Seems like you guys were in every other scene. So nice to see you having such a good time.
    Love Dad

  • Jim Harding says:

    This is for Olinda, Hi sweethreart, the clips from the first three days are wonderful, and you and Terry
    seem to be having a great time.
    We all., Jim, Kevin, lisa, Christine, Andy, Matthew and Robert send our love.

    Cant wait for day 4 + Love Jim

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