Sunday, May 17, 2015

The pilgrims learned a lot today and there were many tears. Gethsemane for Mass and a biblical description. St. Anne’s where Mary was born and the Western (Wailing) Wall.

Enjoy as you join us for Day 6 of our Holy Land Pilgrimage with Steve and Janet Ray — and Fr. Chris Alar and Deacon Thaddeus of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

Fr. Christ wearing new saint's robe

(I videoed Dcn. Thaddeus’ homily which was excellent, but it was so echoey in the Church of the Agony that it cannot be understood; sorry!)

Today Miriam of Jesus Crucified – the Arab Carmelite whose cloak we wore yesterday as we venerated her relics at her convent in Jerusalem – was canonized in Rome by Pope Francis.

Our friend Fr. Damien concelebrated the at the mass in Rome for the canonization. We brought him here to see Sister Miriam of Jesus Crucified’s relics a few months ago. You can read his blog about the canonization in which you participated in here

He did this while we were in her homeland, visiting her convent and wearing her cloak!!!!!! Yesterday we venerated her relics in Bethlehem. Here is his homily at the canonization. For more on this convent and our visit, see my video from yesterday in Bethlehem.

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