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Post Pilgrimage Knee Update

Everyone put a huge smile on their face😄…for this update… Upon our return we went ASAP to an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knees. Looks like this pilgrim managed to complete the entire pilgrimage with a broken patella (knee cap) … Continue reading

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Yes, home safely!! 

     

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Floating on the Dead Sea

  Yes…there is Bud….floating on the Dead Sea  on the last day of our pilgrimage-:)!! Looks about as perfect as possible until you spot fellow pilgrim Dan…He is REALLY getting the full experience. The mud cake is suppose to make you … Continue reading

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The Wailing Wall

         Today, I failed to mention, that we also took petitions and prayer requests to the area designated as the Western Wall or Wailing Wall. This is considered the holiest site in Judaism and is the place to which … Continue reading

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Off to Gethsemani!!

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 … Continue reading

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Meet the blessed ‘Charioteers’!!! 

We started the morning with the wonderful celebration of Mass at St. Anne’s Church. There was not a dry grandparent eye in the place as we viewed the statue of Jesus’s grandmother, St. Anne, depicted with her daughter Mary…      … Continue reading

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True Confession

      My college roommate touching the slab in which Jesus was laid.    This morning was personally the most moving of all. My ‘true confession’ is a traveler’s possible worst nightmare. The ‘mini nightmare’ …I fell on our second night here. … Continue reading

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Ride that Camel Bud😄👏!!

     The laughs of the day were watching our fellow pilgrims and dear Bud ‘parking the camel’ after their rides!!! We were actually suppose to be contemplating the overcoming of temptations by Jesus on the Mountain of Temptations but it was … Continue reading

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Rock of St. Peter

            This was a very moving moment when the Pilrimage was able to celebrate Mass over the Rock of St. Peter.  We then were able to walk right to the spot where Jesus actually cooked breakfast for His apostles … Continue reading

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Caesarea Philippi, Bethsaida and Capharnaum

       Today we drove through the  countryside of Israel to Caesarea Philippe. We drove through the Golan Heights region to reach our destination which was very close to the Lebanon / Syrian border.  The pilgrim discussion was very interesting as … Continue reading

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