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(January 31-February 1) Be kind to Fr. Vogel and Fr. Steve for the next six weeks since they will have to pick up some of my work while I am studying in Israel. Fr. Dan Soltys, a retired priest of the Archdiocese, will be doing the evening Masses during the week and Fr. Tom Stegman, a Jesuit scripture scholar from Boston College, will be helping out at a few of the weekend Masses. The full staff will continue doing the great job of serving the parish as they always do.
I will be at a program run by the University of Notre Dame at a place called Tantur, which is located on the main road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, about three miles from Jerusalem. There will be different teachers each day and much of the biblical study will be done at the different historical sites in the Holy Land. The school also has one of the best scripture libraries in Israel. The program allows for generous amounts of time to do reading and research on our own. Archdiocesan priests who have studied there in the past have said that the roof top at the school is a great place to reflect and pray. They said you can easily see the skyline of Bethlehem from the rooftop.
During a time of study like this one in Jerusalem, students find themselves immersed in learning. At historical sites we will see ancient stones, but will soon come to know that the church still lives there and those Christians are the living stones. We will listen to teachers explain the historical context of the site, but we will also hear the stories of today from local people, Jews, Christians, and Muslims. read more...
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