Our Holy Land pilgrimage has ended. I am writing these initial reflections while on the plane home. The thirteen of us had a wonderful time exploring the life, time, and places of Jesus. We learned not only about the past - the historic stones - but about the present - the living stones - our sisters and brothers in Christ in the Holy Land. There are many challenges here, but their hope and faith is inspiring. Time and again, I heard the local Christians thank us for coming. Our presence there was an act of solidarity with them and brought them hope.
Greetings from the Holy Land! Or the Land of the Holy One as many Christians here call it. A group of thirteen of us from St. Mary's are here walking in the steps of Jesus. We have joined with 29 others from England, New Zealand, and the US, for a wonderful pilgrimage with St. George's College.