June 12, 2017

The place where, according to the Fourth Gospel, Jesus performed his first public miracle, the turning of a large quantity of water into wine at a wedding feast (John 2:1-11).

Cana in Galilee It is actually the place of his first two public miracles in Galilee — the changing of water into wine and the remote healing of an official’s son 32km away in Capernaum.

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June 11, 2017

In 1938 the Franciscans built The Church of the Beatitudes on the mountain where tradition holds that Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount.  The octagon formation of the church represents the eight beatitudes

The Mount of Beatitudes, believed to be the setting for Jesus’ most famous discourse, the Sermon on the Mount, is one of the most beautifully serene places in the Holy Land.

Overlookin...

June 11, 2017

Mary's Well is Nazareth’s biggest spring and its only natural water supply.

Women  used to come to this spring to draw water and do the washing,Mary might have also come to it.

March 1, 2017

The Greek word Heptapegon means (the place of seven springs) , and it was corrupted in Arabic into Tabgha. The village of Tabgha houses,The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, the Church of the Primacy of Peter and the Church of the Sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes

Tranquil Tabgha, on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee, is best known for Christ’s miraculous mult...

October 30, 2016

The Mount of Transfiguration. The Franciscan Church of the Transfiguration was built in 1924. The ruins include Byzantine and Crusader basilicas and a 13th century fortress wall.

Mount Tabor stands some 420 metres above the plain in lower Galilee, 7km east of Nazareth. It held a strategic position at the junction of trade routes. Many battles have been fought at its foot.

The present...

October 28, 2016

Photos by: Laurice Haddad

It was a major celebration this last Sunday of October in the marian sanctuary at Der Rafat, where the Catholic population of the Holy Land solemnly honors the Queen of Palestine.

The sanctuary is about 35 kilometers east of Jerusalem, about midway between the Holy City and Tel Aviv, near Beit Shemesh in the Soreq Valley. It was built in 1927 at the initiative of His...

August 6, 2015

The Mount of Transfiguration. The Franciscan Church of the Transfiguration was built in 1924. The ruins include Byzantine and Crusader basilicas and a 13th century fortress wall.

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The Church of the Transfiguration is a Franciscan church located on Mount Tabor, It is traditionally believed to be the site where the Transfiguration of Christ took pl...

September 3, 2014

The Basilica of the Annunciation (the place where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary) was designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Muzio. He conceived a plan of two churches, one above the other and interconnected.

The lower church preserves the Holy Grottos and the remains of the Byzantine and Crusader churches, which bespeak an uninterrupted cult and authentic tradition.

The roof opens in...

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