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Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 6

Today was a day devoted mainly to studying. We are really digging into the Gospel of Luke. I love learning about the Sacred Scripture. I’ve often heard it repeated that the Holy Land is the fifth Gospel. When you’re here, experiencing this land, I can definitely attest to the truth of that statement. Some of us were talking today about travels to Lourdes and Fatima that they were going to do after pilgrimage. We were marveling about what it would be like to be somewhere where Mary appeared. Then it hit us…Mary didn’t just appear here in Bethlehem; she actually was here! Sometimes I just have to keep reminding myself where I’m at, that I’m actually here.

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