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The JERUSALEM WAY - The World's Longest Peace and Cultural Route!

The JERUSALEM WAY brings together different religions, nations, and cultures in an extraordinary peace project.

The JERUSALEM WAY stands for mutual recognition, tolerance, and an appreciation of different ways of life.

Love, the most powerful force in the universe, penetrates and illuminates everything and builds bridges between all people!

A pilgrimage creates opportunities for encounters, breaks down prejudices as well as fears, and strengthens trust – a primal, universal sense of trust! It is through mutual respect and love that we as individuals can reunite across the apparent borders of nationality and religion.

Macedonia

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!!

 

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