Meditation on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land by Fr. James Martin

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(America) “It sounds so Jewish!” one woman exclaimed during our recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We were in the Church of the Pater Noster, outside the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem. On this spot, according to tradition (which means it could have happened anywhere nearby), Jesus taught his disciples the Our Father. Our tour guide, a Melkite … Read More

A pilgrimage to Jerusalem is a spiritual activity according to Fr. Rif’at Bader of the Holy Land

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Fr. Rif’at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan, has said that pilgrimage to Jerusalem “is a spiritual activity expressing a humanitarian and political solidarity, because the Muslim and Christian presence is in danger.” He quoted Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Michael Sabbah statement on Jerusalem that “no one has the right to own Jerusalem in … Read More