Arrival at Manger Square
Entering through the door of humility where all have to bow in front of the manger, except children.
In the basilica of the Nativity
Byzantine mosaic floor of the basilica
Mass in the recently restored chapel of St Helen with crusader affrescoes
The Franciscans allowed us the use of the Bethlehem bambino
The (smiling) Madonna of Bethlehem
At the place of the Nativity
Prayers at the place of the Nativity: O come let us adore him!
The cave of St Jerome
The church of St Catherine of Alexandria
The streets of Bethlehem
The house of the Holy Family known as the church of the lactation
Here our Lord was nursed
Our Lady of tenderness
Local Franciscan Friar explaining the miraculous nature of this holy place
The market after Friday prayers
variation on a themelunch at Beit Shahour
Here the shepherds watched their flocks when glory shone all round
In the church of the Angels
Ein Karim, where Mary visited Elisabeth
The church of the Visitation in the hill country of Judea
Tell out my soul...
The basilica of the nativity of St John the Baptist
Here John the Baptist was born.
On the road to Emmaus