Gethsemane Mass with Homily by Archbishop Aquila of Denver; Mount Zion, Tomb and more

by Steve Ray on January 3, 2016

Another banner day! Visit to St. Ann’s (birthplace of Mary), Mass at Gethsemane, praying at the Western Wall…

…panoramic view of Jerusalem with Salvation Story, lunch at kibbutz, Church of Mary’s dormition, the Upper Room and visit to the Tomb.




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Anthony and Pamela Dudzic January 3, 2016 at 3:56 PM

What a great privilege to follow along on your beautiful pilgrimage! As we scan the group for glimpses of our loved ones, we can hardly believe that you are there experiencing these sacred moments.
We gratefully received the blessing of grandparents at the shrine of St. Anne. Thank you Bishop for including us.
To Paul, Patricia Meghan, Michael and Christopher: we love you, and miss you, and pray for your protection, and all who are with you. Lovingly, Pam, Anthony and Sting.

Don Holt (Roxanne's loving husband) January 3, 2016 at 9:28 PM

Okay, at this point, you guys are having *way* too much fun! I am grateful that God, in His wisdom, sent along with you an archbishop and a cadre of clerics (and, of course, those wonderful nuns) to keep you all in line. Otherwise, I’m afraid I’d be watching you on the evening news, instead of the Catholic Convert web site. God bless you all, and bring some of that spirit back here for us to share. By the way, did Roxanne mention that she was a practicing Jew, before her conversion to Christ? If you listened closely, you may have heard her raise a prayer in Hebrew at the Western Wall. Enjoy the remainder of your visit, and God bring you safely home!

Tom Govern January 3, 2016 at 10:40 PM

What a special New Year experience, wish I was there!

Glen January 4, 2016 at 9:43 PM

Western wall…Jews praying….Olive trees 2000 years old. To know that Jesus confronted these Jews every day….predicting the destruction of the temple….as archbishop put it that at Gethsemane his human will wanted to avoid suffering but his desire was to His Father’s will. Something for us to learn when we are faced with a choice to take a wide road or the narrow one.

Glen (Dubai)

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