Father Thomas, Brother Stephen and Brother Andrew armed with peace.
As war and rumors of war between Israel and Palestinian forces loomed over the horizon late November, three of our monks ventured off to attend their scheduled pilgrimage through the Holy Land. Fortunately by the time they arrived, Israel and Palestine agreed to a cease-fire. They joined fellow Trappist-Cistercian brothers at the monastery in Latrun located west of Jerusalem where they will be stationed. Then, they join seminarians from Mundelein Seminary to start visiting historic sites and experiencing a bit of the life in modern-day Isreal.
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