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In Bethlehem, where Jesus was born: of unspeakable peace

(Last of two parts) In November 2019, I joined a pilgrimage organized by Sr. Nimfa Eborra, a Bible scholar and a licensed spiritual guide in Israel. With me also as pilgrims were my sister and her husband, my brother, and our niece.  It was actually my fifth trip to the Holy Land. My first was...


In Bethlehem, where Jesus was born: of universal significance

(First of two parts) It was in the morning of Nov. 26, 2016, when I first set foot in Bethlehem. I remember that the Church (also called Basilica) of the Nativity was quite full of pilgrims. I also remember hearing a soft babel of voices speaking in different languages. The Nativity Church is among the...