|The Copula of the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth |
- built over the place where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary
|Roman Aquaduct north of Caesarea|
|Our group enjoying a view of Haifa|
|The altar at Cana|
There were fourteen of us - mostly friends and family, and some who became friends as we journeyed on our way. That night, we got together on a terrace overlooking the Sea of Galilee and recounted our favorite adventures. The experiences were as diverse as the number of pilgrims - so that even if a few mentioned the same place (like the Orthodox Church of Mary's Well), they recalled it for different reasons. Different kinds of moments of prayer touched us all in different ways - and somethings that did not mean much to one pilgrim were very meaningful to another. Sharing these helped us all pick up on details we missed and more deeply appreciate the gift God was giving us. There were also experiences that could not quite be articulated, but that we shared in common nonetheless.