Because the planes left in the evening instead of the morning, the group had a free extra day! So we gave them the morning free to explore Jerusalem, walk around, nap, pack, pray or whatever they wanted.
We also arranged a Shroud of Turin Exhibit tour with Fr. Kelly, Mass at Ein Kerem where the Visitation took place and more. It was a great day with perfect weather.
It is always sad to say Good-bye, but it has to come to an end eventually. It was a perfect pilgrimage with great weather, no illness or injury, and everyone got along great and left with many hugs and embraces. Everyone had a GREAT time.
On pilgrimage I always offer any runners a chance to run with me around the walls of the Old City. Today I just had one runner with me, but we had a good run. You will see a bit of it here.
Join us on a future trip — like the trip to Rome on April 28 for the Beatification of John Paul II, or a great weather trip to Israel in April, or a trip to the Holy Land with Scott Hahn in May or for those locked into the school year, a trip to the Holy Land in June. Also Poland in September and many more. See our Pilgrimage Schedule.