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More News from the Holy Land!

Here is another email we received from Mr. Reichert, who’s in the Holy Land with the Everest Seniors. Check out the AMAZING time they are having!!

“We started early this morning from our hotel in Bethlehem with a 4:30 A.M. wake up. The bus pulled out of the gates of Bethlehem and we drove ten minutes to Jerusalem where, upon parking at the Legionaries’ Notre Dame center, we walked through the New Gate of the Old City and down the narrow streets of old pre-dawn Jerusalem, toward the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the site of Calvary and, of course, the tomb of Christ. We were able to celebrate Mass together at Calvary in the chapel not more than twenty feet to the right of the rock upon which Christ’s cross was hoisted. After Mass,each was also able to reach down under the main altar of Calvary to touch and venerate the sacred rock. Attached is a picture of Fr. Daniel during the consecration on Calvary. Also attached is a picture of our group in front of the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

We will return to the church tomorrow to visit the Holy Sepulchre, but as for today we left Jerusalem after Mass, ate breakfast, and then headed off to the Dead Sea. The students are excited to swim, or more accurately – to float in the sea. The impending camel rides also seem to hold great appeal – a lot of excitement around the camels!… I’ll keep you posted.”

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