Helloooo from the Sea of Galilee!!

The Church of Cana

The Church of Cana

There’s already so much to tell about, and I’m only two-thirds of the way through my first full day in the Holy Land!

I left Monday (May 19) on an evening flight out of Chicago, connected to another flight in Rome, and landed in Tel Aviv around 7pm local time. On the same flight was our Israel Ministry of Tourism agent, Jill (who, I believe must be related to the Good Fairy). Once landed, we met our guide, Ron, who is courteous, funny, and well educated.

My first surprise was learning that tour guides in Israel are required to get a degree akin to our Bachelor’s degree in the United States and that they (more…)

Items of interest: The Jewish take on Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land, what I have in common with St. John XXIII, praying for our daughters/sisters, and stop resisting the Holy Spirit


A few items of interest that I think will interest you, also:

First, in his homily this lovely morn at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke about the danger of a hardened heart, encouraging the faithful to open our hearts to the work of the Holy Spirit. All of us have hardened hearts at one time or (more…)