Both Father Thomas and Brother Peter Damien have now spent about a week and a half in Israel since they left late November. Brother Peter is currently pursuing a course in scripture with students of Mundelein Seminary while Father Thomas acts as chaplain to all the student-seminarians. What better place to study the Bible than in the Holy Land! Father Thomas and Brother Peter were first received by the Trappist monks of our monastery of Latrun. The photos below are mostly sights from Bethlehem and Jerusalem. The brothers back home are praying that they have a safe and enriching time in Israel.
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