Category Archives: Jerusalem

Father Steve’s reflection: Living side by side

The Western Wall had a great impact on several priests on our pilgrimage, as you’ll see in this reflection from Father Steve Hook. – CG This entire pilgrimage was awe-inspiring, yet overwhelming. It is going to take me years to … Continue reading

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Father Ty’s reflection: An indelible impression on mind, heart and soul

The priests in the group continue to share some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s a different perspective from Father Ty Hullinger. – CG “For me, one special pilgrimage encounter was our visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust (Shoah) … Continue reading

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Father Peter’s reflection: ‘Saints and sinners rub shoulders in these streets’

I asked the priests in the group to share their some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Third Order Regular of St. Francis Father Peter Lyons. – CG In the narrow, crowded streets of the Old City … Continue reading

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Father Augustine’s reflection: Peace beyond words

The priests in the group continue to share some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Missionary of St. Paul Father Augustine Inwang. – CG As far as I am concerned, the pilgrimage that we made to the … Continue reading

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Father Martin’s reflection: “The God of Surprises met me”

I asked the priests in the group to share their some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Father Martin Burnham. – CG As I look back at our Holy Land Pilgrimage, I am struck by some of … Continue reading

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Easter’s joy; Good Friday’s Passion all in one day

By Christopher Gunty The Catholic Review If you’re following the blog, you already know the group of pilgrim priest from Baltimore spent part of Friday in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, with a visit to the Western Wall. The day … Continue reading

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Praying at the Western Wall

The Western Wall is the only fragment of the Great Temple to survive destruction by the Romans, and is the most sacred structure to the Jewish people. According to a brochure distributed at the Western Wall Plaza by the Western … Continue reading

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Prayers come alive for pilgrim travelers

By Christopher Gunty The Catholic Review We say some prayers so quickly, sometimes we get to the end of the prayer and think, “What did I just say?” Prayers such as the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary, if the … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage visits the Latin Patriarchate

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Looking for Jesus in the Holy Land

By Christopher Gunty The Catholic Review “On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, ‘Do not be amazed! You seek … Continue reading

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