Whilst in Bethlehem, although staying at the Casa Nova, we’ve been meeting at the convent if the Sisters of Emmanuel (although, as nuns, I’m not sure it’s legal to be a bride of Christ AND a sister of Emmanuel!)
This Greek Catholic order have their convent in the shadow of the Separation Wall. There are only 3 nuns here now, offering help and support to local women with activities, education and prayer.
As for us, well, we had some newspaper left over from K4H… you can guess the rest!
As part of the encounter sessions, I asked each group to teach the other a phrase that would be useful should they ever visit the other country… there are now 9 German young women who know the Arabic for “get your hands off my ass” 🙂