This year St Teresa’s Parish celebrates 75 years in Morden. One of the ways of marking this milestone was to take some of the parishioners to the Holy Land on pilgrimage. Rumour has it that it was the first such trip from Morden. So on Saturday 11th February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, we left St Teresa’s at 3.30am bound for Heathrow Airport. No one was late!
Several hours later we arrived in Tel Aviv, met our guide Samuel and transferred to our coach for a further 3 hour trip to Galilee. By the time we reached the Prima Galil Hotel in Tiberias, travelling fatigue was beginning to tell. Rooms allocated, dinner was welcome and no sleeping pills required.
We had arrived among the beautiful and historical hills of Galilee. The landscape all around us had not really altered since the time of Jesus. Centuries of time bring their own moments of transition and we were conscious of following in the footsteps of countless millions who had graced this land before us... Read full article