Holy Land Pilgrimage

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We Will Never Be the Same

The following is the final guest blog, written by Shawna Rembold, about the 2018 Senior Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Good afternoon (or night, Israeli time). We have no idea which time zone we should be on, and when or if we should or shouldn’t sleep....
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The Church of the Nativity, Shepherd’s Field, the Visitation and More

Following is the fifth installment from the Holy Land. Today we began with the tall order, waking up some of the students after spending the night in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Then we had the joy of traveling to Bethlehem, which is across the...
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Prayer and Reflection in Holy Places

The fourth blog installment from the Holy Land, written by Shawna Rembold. I know I usually start my emails with “It was a busy day”, but today was one for the books. We had a VERY early start. Wakeup call was at 5 A.M. We had to be dressed...
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The View from Nazareth

The second of our guest blogs from the Holy Land, this time written by teacher and chaperone Shawna Rembold. This morning we were able to sleep in a little bit. Everyone was asleep by 10:30 P. M. last night and our wake up call was at 7 A.M. this morning....
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Holy Land Pilgrimage 7

Mr. Nghiem Nguyen I write this email from Newark International Airport. We are awaiting our flight home to Michigan: Today we woke up late, packed our bags, and boarded the bus for the Notre Dame Center.  Everyone was in a good mood. This was our last...
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Holy Land Pilgrimage 6

By Mr. Nghiem Nguyen After a night in the Holy Sepulchre, a Christmas day, and a long night’s rest, we are all physically and spiritually rejuvenated.  We started the day early with a visit to the Mount of Olives – the site of Jesus’ Ascension....
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Holy Land Pilgrimage 5

By Mr. Nghiem Nguyen Upon returning from the Holy Sepulchre, we were treated to a full 2 hours of sleep.  Some of us even woke up a little early for breakfast. The pilgrimage mindset has now fully permeated our students. Everyone acknowledged their exhaustion,...
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Holy Land Pilgrimage 3

By Mr. Nghiem Nguyen: “Our first stop was the ‘mount’ from Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.  The location overlooks all of Galilee and is undoubtedly beautiful!  All of us entered the octagonal chapel and knelt down. Above each wall...
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