Programme (provisional) for tomorrow

July 24, 2010

Breakfast at 7:15 to be on the coach to get to Mass for 8:30 (hoping we don’t crash en route this year, eh Cutler!)

Then to Neve Shalom for a swim before transferring to Bet Gemal for the remainder of the programme. That’s Bet Gemal where the nuns are Russian, fierce and unbribe-able so I hope anyone who’s reading this will forgive me if there’s something of a hiatus!


Out of the mouths of babes…

July 24, 2010

I was trying to do some impromptu Bible explorations as we visited just about every church in Jerusalem this afternoon.

They came up with some interesting ideas but my favourite, by far, was in the church of St Peter In Gallicantu, where tradition has it that Peter denied Jesus three times.

To the question “why do you think Peter denied Jesus?” One suggestion was “because yesterday at Capernaum you said that Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law”

Was Peter just getting back at the boss? 🙂

Room with a view

July 24, 2010


For all the faults of Maison D’Abraham, chief of which is no air-conditioning, not even a fan, in my bedroom, the view does make up for it a little bit!