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Ein Kerem: Birthplace of John the Baptist

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Luke, Chapter 1 tells us the whole, exciting and miraculous story of the Birth of John the Baptist, which we celebrate today. First, we read of the announcement–by an angel, no less–of the very unexpected conception and later birth of the baby who would grow up to become John the Baptist. His parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, were older, you see, and had long given up hope of ever having... Read More

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity and Shepherds’ Fields

January 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Diana von Glahn, Pilgrimage

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Since The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land will air on EWTN nightly from February 17-22, 6:30 pm/3 am EST, I thought I’d start exploring some sites in the Holy Land. What better place to begin than the beginning?! It’s still the season of Christmas, so today, liturgically, the Holy Family would still be resting in a manger in Bethlehem after Jesus’ birth.... Read More

The Church Where Jesus Was Crucified

October 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Pilgrimage

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More than a decade ago I received a gift that left an indelible mark on by soul, a trip to the Holy Land. One of the most memorable of my encounters was at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is built on the mount where our blessed Lord was crucified. As I entered into the huge and holy structure on a weekday afternoon the Church was abuzz with tourists. They scurried all around the place like... Read More

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