We traveled today to the Mount of Olives. It is a hilltop overlooking Old Jerusalem and believed to be the spot where Jesus ascended into heaven. We celebrated the Mass at the Grotto of Gethsemani. Take a peak at this beautiful grotto where Jesus’s disciples waited while He anguished in the Garden of Gethsemani.
The Our Father in three languages along the way. This is Monsignor’s amazing Aunt Pauline ( who should get the true grit award for the trip-:)!!) saying the Our Father in French!!
A next emotional stop for us was the Church of the Visitation. The ride up was unbelievable as a very kind man actually drove ‘up and over the 100 steps’ to give a few of us and the ‘chariot’ wheelchair a lift!!! Here Mary traveled many miles on a donkey to be with Elizabeth as she gave birth to John the Baptist.