Some people may object to me, calling this land Israel, expecting me instead to call it Holy Land. It is, of course, the Holy Land, but it’s also the state of Israel since 1948. We landed in the airport in Tel Aviv, which is contained in the heart of the State of Israel.

Anyway, our group arrived in good sted today with no luggage lost, and everybody in good humor. We drove up to Tiberias and got settled into our Ron Beach Hotel where everybody had a great dinner and Mass on the seashore of Galilee. Good night’s sleep and ready for tomorrow to open the day with Mass at the Mount and Beatitudes.