Pilgrimage Day 3: Beatitudes, Tabgha, Transfiguration and Ted
by Steve Ray on October 15, 2010
Fifty 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.