Greetings From the Holy Land!

View from Mt. TaborHello Friends & Family!! We have arrived safely in the Holy Land and all the pilgrims are healthy. We spent three days touring the Galilee area with mass in Nazareth, Capernaum and the Mount of Transfiguration. Israel is experiencing a heat wave topping at 107 degrees, but we managed to keep cool by rafting in the Jordan river and swimming in a natural springs at the base of Mt. Gilboa. This morning we visited a site called Kefar Kedem, where we went back 2000 years and experienced life as it was during Jesus' time. Adults and children alike dressed in first century clothing and got a taste of life back then by riding donkeys, milking goats and making cheese. In the evening we arrived in Jerusalem, and are now looking forward to several more days in Jerusalem. On the itinerary for tomorrow we will have mass at the Garden of Gethsemene, visit the Mt. of Olives and conclude the day with a visit to Bethlehem.