1. Human suffering involves many factors that often get all mixed up. Jesus shows by this teaching and example that suffering comes into our lives. In itself, it is not from God but as Paul says, God works for good in everything
May grace and peace be yours in abundance. In my reading and meditation last week I cam across St. Peter’s first letter to his churches – and through them to The Church. He writes, “May grace and peace be yours in abundance.”
Jerusalem & Qumran On this our last day we visited the Second Temple Model. This 50:1 scale model, covering nearly one acre, allows us to see how all the pieces fit together and how close everything was. Pilate and his soldiers overlooked
Steve's Sunday Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day in Jerusalem, Sunday, September 25.
Steve's Saturday Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day around Jerusalem, Saturday, September 24.
The Garden of Gethsemane Today we began the journey of Christ’s passion, visiting several churches that mark the steps Christ took from Maundy Thursday through Good Friday. Tomorrow we walk the true Way of the Cross, celebrate the Eucharist at the place
Steve's Bethlehem Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day in Bethlehem, Friday, September 23.
Bethlehem Today’s blessing was the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The location has been treasured since the earliest days of our faith. The Empress Helena built a basilica over the site in AD 322. It survived the Persian invasion in the
Going up to Jerusalem A wonderful full day today. We visited Capernaum where Jesus lived, probably in Simon Peter's home. Both Peter's home and the synagogue where Jesus taught have been excavated. We celebrated Mass at the church built over the site
A Guide to Jordan – and more Our guide in Jordan, Emad, is a Jordanian of Bedouin descent and a Muslim. He is married to Josephine, a Filipina Catholic – for whom he asks our prayers as she faces some medical issues.