Pilgrimage to Nazareth and Haifa

The family of the Franciscan Boys Home in Bethlehem organized a religious, historical and recreational trip to the north of Palestine 18th of March, 2022. We began our trip with prayer and blessing with Father Sandro. The first destination was to Nazareth, the city of the Annunciation. We visited the Church of Annunciation and the Grotto with a brief explanation and a prayer. In addition to, we visited the nearby Church of Saint Joseph the Worker whose feast is the next day, on 19/3. We took a lunch in one of restaurants in Nazareth which was offered by Father Marwan and his community. After that, we went to Haifa and visited the Church of Our Lady of Carmel and enjoyed the beauty of the sea and rode the cable cars which led us down to the seashore in which we spent pleasant and beautiful hours at the sunset of this beautiful day and the most beautiful moments of overwhelming joy when we watched the smiles and laughs of our children who most of them had never seen the sea in their lives before. We came back to Bethlehem full of joy and happiness. We thank everyone who contributed to the success of this special trip.