Holy Land 2018

This is the entry page for the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 2018, sponsored by Radio Maria.

Here is the beginning post announcing the pilgrimage: [LINK]. There are several subsequent posts in the weeks leading up to departure, dealing with various preparations. The days of the pilgrimage itself are linked below. Pick one, enter, and you can navigate day by day with the Newer and Older Post links at bottom.

Index to the Days:

13 Aug -- Day 1: Departure [LINK]

14 Aug -- Day 2: Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Tiberias [LINK]

15 Aug -- Day 3: Around the Sea of Galilee [LINK]

  • Capernaum
    • Peter's House
    • 1st-c. Synagogue
  • Tabgha
    • Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes
    • Church of the Primacy of St. Peter
  • Tanureen Galilee Restaurant (St. Peter's Fish)
  • Sea of Galilee Boat Ride
  • Church of the Beatitudes
  • Magdala

16 Aug -- Day 4: Galilee [LINK]

  • Cana
    • Catholic Wedding Church
  • Nazareth
    • Basilica of the Annunciation
    • Kazanova Kiosk
  • Mount Tabor
    • Church of the Transfiguration

17 Aug -- Day 5: From Galilee to Bethlehem via Mount Carmel [LINK]

  • Haifa - Mount Carmel
    • Stella Maris Monastery
  • Druze Restaurant
  • Jaffa
    • Church of St. Peter

18 Aug -- Day 6: Bethlehem and Mount Zion [LINK]

  • Bethlehem
    • Nativity Souvenirs
    • Basilica of the Nativity
      • Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria
      • Grotto of the Nativity
    • Shepherds' Fields
      • Church of the Angels
    • Shepherds' Nai Restaurant
  • Jerusalem -- Mount Zion
    • Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu
    • Dormition Abbey
    • The Cenacle
    • "The Tomb of David"

19 Aug -- Day 7: Ein Karem, Jericho, and the Dead Sea [LINK]

  • Ein Karem
    • Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
    • Church of the Visitation
    • The gelato shop
  • Jericho
    • The Dead Sea -- Kalia Beach
  • Bethlehem
    • Grotto Restaurant

20 Aug -- Day 8: Jerusalem  [LINK]

  • Jerusalem - The Mount of Olives
    • Chapel of the Ascension
    • Church of the Paternoster
    • Church of Dominus Flevit
    • Garden of Gethsemane -- Church of All Nations
  • Jerusalem
    • Notre Dame Center
  • Jerusalem -- The Old City
    • St. Stephen's Gate
    • St. Anne's Church -- Bethesda
    • Via Dolorosa
    • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

21 Aug -- Day 9: The Journey Home [LINK]

Reflections [LINK]

Article in The Church Today (Diocese of Alexadria) (15 Oct 2018)

The future? -- My wife always says guided tours are to show you what you want to go back and really SEE. A few hours in Jerusalem were not nearly enough. The following video shows what I intend to go back and do, hopefully sooner rather than later:

(Here's his Israel playlist [LINK])

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