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Meditation from the Mount of Beatitudes

January 21, 2020
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Note: this meditation was inspired by our visit to the Mount of Beatitudes a few days ago. Today we went to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the sermon on the mount to many of his disciples. Upon arriving at the church on site, there was a painting depicting Jesus preaching. I was struck […]

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Day 5 Honduras

January 20, 2020
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Editor’s Note: I just realized that this post has been sitting as a draft for the past few days…. enjoy! Today started off a slow, rainy morning. We had breakfast together over at the priest’s house. The kids were back in school, so the ranch was almost silent. Due to the rain and temperature being […]

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The Journey Home

January 20, 2020
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Now that I’ve had a couple of days to decompress and recover, I realize I still need to wrap up the diary of our trip with the epic tale of our adventures home… A few hours after 7am Mass at Casa Eva (the orphanage’s home for the elderly), we said adios to the orphanage and […]

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Shepherd’s Fields

January 20, 2020
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We started the day with a visit to a mosque, which has the Chapel of the Ascension at its center. Here, we are praying in the chapel, at the traditional location of the ascension of Jesus. Fr Carl celebrates Mass for us in the Grotto of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested.   Hiking down the […]

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Not so Different…besides the snow

January 19, 2020
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Week 3 starts for us heading to a place a little closer to home but finding much of the same as we found on our trip to Mexico.

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École Biblique and the Via Dolorosa

January 19, 2020
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We started the day at the École Biblique, a pontifical school for biblical studies. Fr Giambrone, an Eastern Province Dominican and New Testament professor, is speaking to us in the Basilica of St Stephen, where, liturgically speaking, it is always the day after Christmas!   We begin to pray the stations of the cross on […]

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Day 8 in Honduras

January 18, 2020
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We’ve safely made it home after 15 hours of travel yesterday- more on that later. Here is a recap of Thursday from one of the men in our group: Our last day in Honduras started with a 7:30am Community Mass in the Main outdoor chapel of NPH. It was special event because the kids from […]

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Ice and Snow, Bless the Lord

January 17, 2020
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Home again. Despite the snow and ice, we made it.

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Masada

January 17, 2020
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We started this morning at St Anne’s, built at the likely site of Mary’s birth.   Our class sings the Magnificat in front of the sanctuary of St Anne’s.   Trevor Peterson praying in front of the cave where Mary was born.   The Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the man who, for 38 […]

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The Forgotten War

January 16, 2020
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The last full day is a day at the museums and a confrontation with some final, difficult questions plus a quick look at more recent Mexican history.

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