What to Do with What We’ve Heard (Holy Land Blog 7)

Posted December 6, 2017 9:42 pm by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

What to Do with What We’ve Heard (Holy Land Blog 7)

We spent today in Bethlehem. Excitement filled the buses as we set out. In ours, we sang some Christmas carols while en route, which was a beautiful preparation for the Christmas Midnight Mass we celebrated at St Catharine’s church, adjacent to the grotto of Jesus’s birth. (This is the same church from which midnight mass is broadcast around the globe every year.) Thereafter, we went next door to the Church of the Nativity and venerated the actual birth site of Jesus. Added to this wondrous blessing was the rather more mundane gift of being able to do this in relatively

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