Saturday, February 11, 2012

"Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem" Psalm 122

Forgive the long delay between posts!  Catholic Peekskill's Pastor was in the Holy Land.   Prayers offered for Assumption during this 8 day pilgrimage were offered most fervently precisely in the place where the Blessed Virgin Mary is believed to have assumed into heaven.
Here is a photo of myself with Cardinal Elect Dolan from that church which is called The Church of the Dormition.

Photo by Father Richard Veras
 I hope Catholic Peekskill felt the prayers from the holy City.  More prayers -- especially for Assumption School and CCD -- were offered in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth where Jesus Himself went to school and studied the religious teachings of the faith. The altar below is believed with certainty to be the place where God became Man in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Translation: The Word was made Flesh here.
Here is a photo from Jericho at the place believed (with less certainty) to be the tree that vertically challenged Zacchaeus (Luke 19) climbed to see the Lord and his life was changed forever.