Holy Land

Departing to the Holy Land from St. Peter Claver   October 1, 2018


First night - view of the Mediterranean in city of Haifa

First Mass
The Wedding Church at Cana
October 3, 2018


Church of Cana


Gigi getting ready for the first Mass


Fr. Bob and Deacon Bob placing the cross
from St. Peter Claver on the Altar

Renewal of wedding vows by members of the group

Roman Aqueduct in Caesarea Maritima.
Mediterranean Sea in background.
October 3, 2018


Group Leaders at the Romas Aqueduct


Collie and Sandy


Laurie, Collie, Evelyn and Tom standing in
front of the Mediterranean Sea in Akko


Fr. Bob with his sister-in-law, Mary


Steve and Leesa


Nancy


Gigi, Mary, Pat and Priscilla


Mary, Laurie, Sharon and Ann

Pilates' name engraved on a rock in the area of Herod the Great's palace at Caesarea Martima.  Paul was held prisioner here.


Church of Cana


Roman amphitheater at Caesarea


Found in the area of Herod the Great's Palace in Caesarea Maritima


Part of the Scripture on a wall in Cana


Herod the Great's swimming pool

          
The Bazaars at Akko.  Akko is an ancient port city. The
Crusaders, Christian warriors from Europe, entered
through this port to fight the armies of Islam. 


     
View from Stella Maris Monastery on Mt. Carmel


200 year old olive tree in Mt. Carmel

Day 2 ~ October 4, 2018

The Sisters of Nazareth Convent


Our tour was given by nuns into first century home
thought to be the childhood home of Jesus

 


Sandy reading for Sister Margaret in the dig beneath the convent


Childhood home of Jesus


Tomb of St. Joseph with stone rolled to the side


Looking into the tomb


Phil in Jesus' childhood home

Church of the Annunciation
Built over Mary’s home.  This is where the Angel appeared to
Mary and told her she would bear a Son - the Son of God.


This is the largest Christian Church in the Middle East

There are many representations of Mary in the Church


Australian


Japanese


Spanish


American


Brazilian


Our Lady of Guadalupe mosaic

Unity Chapel of Mary ~ Nazareth


Fr. Bob


Deacon Bob


Stations of the Cross


Nazareth

Mount of Beatitudes on the Sea of Galilee


Bay of Parables

Cave of Eremos
A place where Jesus went to pray


The group walking to the cave

Praying in the cave


The view from the cave

Sunset on the Golan Heights