Monday, October 5, 2009

… join the Generation Christ and all the young people walking between St. Thomas in Ann Arbor and St. Andrews in Saline Michigan. What a great event full of fun and for such a great purpose. To learn more click here.

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Holy Cross Pilgrimage Day Three

by Steve Ray on October 5, 2009

Today we started with Mass on the side of the “mountain” where Jesus gave his Sermon on the Mount. It is called the Church of Beatitudes. Then we drove north to the Lebanese border to visit Banias — called Caesarea Philippi in the New Testament. Here Jesus said to Peter, “You are Peter (Rock) and on this rock I will build my Church.”

After my talk “Peter: the Rock, the Keys and the Chair” we drove to lunch at a Druze Restaurant in the Golan Heights. Then we journeyed south ¬†along the Syrian border through the Golan Heights. We arrived at our hotel in time for a few hours off to rest, fish, swim, or whatever the pilgrims wanted to do. I know Msgr. Deutsch took off for a long run through the city of Tiberias.

Then we regrouped at 6:00 PM for a delicious dinner at Aberge Shulamit in Rosh Pina. That video will be Part II below and uploaded soon.

Dinner at Aberge Shulamit

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Self Portrait in the Tradition of Norman Rockwell

by Steve Ray on October 5, 2009

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Abraham Lincoln said:
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”

………………and Mr. Obama, you are no Abe Lincoln, nor are you the Messiah!

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Holy Cross Pilgrimage Day Two

October 5, 2009

Great day Sunday on the Mount of Transfiguration, wedding renewals in Cana, and Mass in Nazareth with free time in the late afternoon and evening. Some people went fishing, others swimming or walking.

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