Today we went to Ein Karem. This is the town of Zecharia, Elizabeth & John the Baptist. It is still a village. In this village are 2 major Churches that commenorate the time that Elizabeth and Mary met. They were both pregnant with children that had great promise. They both had miraculous conceptions. The one Church, The Visitation, is on top of a big hill. And the other, The Chuch of the Birth of John the Baptist, is in town. After touring the sites, we had a time for reflection of the month long program. After that was a closing prayer service. Everyone seems tired and starting to think about packing to go home. We have two more functions this afternoon and evening. The pictures are of The Church of the Visitation and the hill country of Judah.
I am a Catholic Priest. Usually I am a Pastor of a Parish, but now I am on Sabbatical in the Holy Land. I would like to share with you my journey. I hope it inspires you to become closer to Christ. This is a great adventure for me, so check back & see what I have done each day.