Whilst hiking in the eastern Galilee with a group of veteran hikers, Laurie Rimon, a member of Kibbutz Kefar-Blum, came across a shiny object in the grass. When she picked it up she realized it was an ancient gold coin.
By Beverly Behan
Mary Magdalene holds a special place in the hearts of many young Catholic women. We are inspired by her strength and compassion - standing at the foot of the cross and witnessing His torment and refusing to leave Him until His last breath on earth. We are in awe of how she is not chained by her stained past and are captivated by the mystery that shrouds her. We relish her tenacity in following Joseph of Arimathea to the sepulcher; Mary Magdalene was a determined woman with a plan – to return with spices and oils two days later and give her Lord a proper burial.
FRANCISCANS IN THE HOLY LAND: NOMINEES TO THE PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR CONCORD 2015
Presented by the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL), the nomination aims to recognize their presence and labor in eight centuries.
Belonging to the Franciscan Order founded by St. Francis of Assisi, they came to the Holy Land in 1219 to preserve the Holy Places and support those in need.
Terrorist attacks by fundamentalist groups worldwide, have affected pilgrimages to the Holy Land, causing a decrease of more than 40 percent in the number of pilgrimages. Despite some signs of recovery, the fear of going to this blessed Land remains great.
A special edition brings you moving moments from the Pope’s visit and invites you to embark on your own incredible pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Christian visitors to Israel are constantly telling me that their relationship with their faith and the scriptures is transformed by their trip to the Holy Land. Last year– 2015 –more Americans came to the Land of Israel than in any year in three millennia.
Pilgrims frequently describe their pilgrimage to the Holy Land as a life-changing experience. They find it difficult to express the absolute bliss they feel during this unique spiritual adventure.