Our dear Sr. Nieves Crespo, shared with us few thoughts about her experience in Jerusalem. Here is what she wrote:
As I arrive in Jerusalem I can feel the same air that Jesus breathed and the same ground where He walked… It is like to feel that, suddenly, many of the passages of the Bible that I have been meditating during many years of my life… become real!!!
To walk around Jerusalem city walls… to reach the mount of olives, the grotto where the apostles slept…. To enter in the Holy Sepulchre Basilica and to reach the Golgata and visiting the empty tomb… To CELEBRATE THE MASS IN EACH OF THESE PLACES!!!
It’s an incomparable experience to reach the pool of Bethesda and to read John`s Gospel and to listen “Stand up, take your mat and walk”… and to have the time to listen slowly each word of the encounter with the paralytic.
To reach Bethany and to enter in Marta’s house where Jesus met his friends in different moments… where Maria sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him … and where Marta become the Jesus’ follower … To listen ‘Lazarus, come out!’ … and, just before of the Passover of Jesus, “Mary brought in a pound of
It is something incredible to reach Bethlehem and to kneel and kiss the place where the tradition says that Jesus was born, and to sit down to read and meditate the Gospel…. It is something very special to enter in the shepherds’ grotto and to listen the angel’s words: “Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole
people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord”
Really I thank God for this unique experience that I am living, and I also thank each of you and I promise a prayer in each place where I have the privilege to stay, to pray and to contemplate….
God bless each of you