Macedonia greets us with scorching heat, and we reach Skopje, the birthplace of Mother Teresa. From there we hike uphill and downhill on dusty roads, over vineyards and through the magnificent and fertile valley of the Vardar River.
Excerpt from the travel diary: On Saturday, August 8, 2010 we attend mass held by the local bishop at SKOPJE’s Catholic church. Afterwards we are blessed by the bishop in GERMAN! Upon leaving the SACRED HEART OF JESUS CHURCH, we meet two nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother TERESA.
After we briefly mention our pilgrimage to Jerusalem, both of the sisters suddenly remove their Mother Teresa medals from their rosaries, kiss them and give one each to David and Johannes (Otto was not present). For me (Johannes) and obviously also for David it was a very moving moment; we both got tears in our eyes. THANKS!!