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A Pilgrim in the Holy Land

In addition to spiritual resources, Franciscan Media publishes inspirational Christian fiction. Below is an excerpt from The Pilgrim, a novel by Davis Bunn.   Helena did not really want her world to end. She simply wanted it to be different. It was a desire that had carried her through her childhood and early years. She had started this journey thinking that the quest would serve her well enough once more. Only now, as she stood and watched their ship glide across oil-slick water, she was not so sure.
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Forgiveness and Mercy: A Holy Union

Image: Israel Tourism. Each year I’m privileged to visit the Holy Land to promote the nearly 800-year-old mission of the Franciscans there. With each visit, I discover something new. God is always at work, opening up new insights for any pilgrim who visits this ancient land. This spring I spent nearly a week with the friars who live at and minister in the great Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. During my stay I explored this modern church—consecrated in 1969—each day with my camera, photographing the contemporary artwork and striking architecture which helps the visitor come closer to the mystery of the Incarnation.
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