Israel Day 2: Jaffa, Caesarea, Haifa, Nazareth

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Today was an amazing and full day of touring and praying around Israel. As I write this in the lobby of my Nazareth hotel, I am definitely feeling the lack of sleep, but my heart is full of peace and joy. Much of what I have learned and experienced today still needs to be mentally processed and prayed over, but I did want to share some photos from this incredible day to let you see some of what I saw with my own eyes.

A warning that these photos could never do justice to the incredible beauty I experienced in the past fourteen hours. In the space of one calendar day we saw and did so much and covered so many miles. Since this is a professional trip for writers and not necessarily a pilgrimage, we did not linger in the sites the way that I will hope to do when I come back again — hopefully one day soon…

Here’s a bit of what we took in today in Israel:

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Jaffa artist colony

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Caesarea, where Herod built a Roman theater and aqueduct

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Stella Maris in Haifa, a lovely Marian church and Carmelite monastery

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Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

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Dinner in Nazareth – another amazing display of Israel’s culinary treats at Tishreen – fantastic food

Time to crawl to bed. Tomorrow promises to be full of amazing adventures.

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. She blogs at multiple online venues including Patheos. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and the Catholic Press Association tour of Israel as a guest of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Hendey lives with her family in the Diocese of Fresno, California.

2 Comments

  1. Looks like you’re having a good time, Lisa. Israel is a wonderful country to visit. I didn’t make it to Nazareth…looks awesome.

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