WED, MAR 18
Today we visited Miletus, the city where St. Paul stopped on his way to Jerusalem, and Ephesus. Once in Ephesus it's to an archaeological site where we see the great theater, Celsius Library and the fabulous Curetes Street. We stopped at Mary's House for mass with Fr. Mastey presiding. Recently this site was visited by Pope Benedict in 2006 and John Paul II in 1979. We also visit the Basilica of St. John and viewed the Temple of Artemis. We will stay the night at the Hotel Princess in Izmir. Tonight the priest graciously offered a time of confession for the pilgrims at the hotel.