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Mount Tabor: Basilica of the Transfiguration

In the Footprints of our Faith From the earliest times the fertile Esdraelon plain in Galilee has been criss-crossed by paths and caravan trails. Travellers coming down from Mesopotamia and Syria, after following the shoreline of Lake Gennesareth, struck westwards across the plain towards the Mediterranean [...]
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Capernaum, the town of Jesus

In the Footprints of our Faith Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah [...]
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The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

In the Footprints of our Faith Download pdf format for printing (A4) “‘Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, and the angels rejoice.’ Joy overtakes both angels and men. Why is it that we feel today this intimate delight, with our [...]
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On seeing the city he wept over it

In the Footprints of our Faith An inexhaustible source of life is the Passion of Jesus. Sometimes we renew the joyous impulse that took our Lord to Jerusalem. Other times, the pain of the agony which ended on Calvary... Or the glory of his triumph over [...]
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Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist

In the Footprints of our Faith Ein Karem is a little village about six kilometers west of the Old City of Jerusalem, on the outskirts of present-day Jerusalem. Its buildings, in light-colored stone, seem rooted in the leafy hillsides, where groves of pines and cypresses alternate [...]
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The place of the Ascension

In the footprints of our faith Jesus Christ our Lord accomplished the work of redeeming mankind principally by the Paschal mystery of his blessed Passion, Resurrection from the dead, and glorious Ascension (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1067). Here we will look at the last [...]
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Jerusalem: the Holy Sepulcher

In the Footprints of our Faith As evening drew on, because it was the day before the Sabbath, a man called Joseph came (Mk 15:42-43). He was a rich man from Arimathea (Matt 27:57), a good and just man, a member of the Sanhedrim, who did [...]
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Jerusalem: The Via Dolorosa (2): Calvary

Download pdf. The Ninth Station of the Via Dolorosa left us very close to Calvary. So far we have been following Jesus as he carries his Cross, along the route traced out by tradition and popular Christian piety. Now we come to the actual place that [...]
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Jerusalem: The Via Dolorosa (1)

In the footprints of our Faith “Do you want to accompany Jesus closely, very closely?... Open the Holy Gospel and read the Passion of Our Lord. But don’t just read it: live it. There is a big difference. To read is to recall something that happened [...]
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Bethlehem: the Shepherds’ Fields

In the Footprints of our Faith Bethlehem and its surroundings occupy a gently undulating landscape. Terraces have been cut into the sloping sides of some of the ridges, and planted with olive-trees; the flattest parts of the valleys are divided into fields; and the parts of [...]
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