Israel Day 2: Jaffa, Caesarea, Haifa, Nazareth


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:


Jaffa artist colony


Caesarea, where Herod built a Roman theater and aqueduct


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


Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth


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 Hendey is the founder and webmaster of and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaHendey and "like" her on Facebook @LisaMHendey.


  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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