All posts by Juliana

Hanukkah and Christmas

Often, Hanukkah and Christmas is celebrated during the same liturgical time

This reflection can invite us to listen to how these two feasts echo one another. Light… for Hanukkah is celebrated with lights, eight small flames that are lit on each of the feast’s eight days. Already Flavius Josephus called Hanukkah “the lights”, because the victory of the Maccabeans manifested the victory of light over darkness; ... Read more...

Serve to be a better servant

About the joy in my volunteer work

Well, in this article I will tell you about the joy I had when I started my volunteer work here in Israel. I hope that one day everyone will be doing some volunteer work in the world. This would have great benefits for humanity: we would be more supportive, charitable to each other and loving ... Read more...

Letter from St. John in Montana, 09/2019

We share the Novitiate Community life with you!

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Before us are the High Holidays with Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the New Year, Yom Kippur in recalling the unique day when the High Priest entered the Holy of Holiness and the congregation was ready to receive the pardon of God. Then at the feast of Sukkot the accumulation of ... Read more...

Give thanks unto the LORD

give honour unto his name.

“Give thanks unto the LORD; give honour unto his name, speaking of his doings among the people.” (1Chronicles 16:8) I am sheep! I am completing one year here in the Holy Land – and I have much to thank and praise God, who gave me people who contributed to my personal and spiritual growth, so ... Read more...

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem in Galilee

The ruins of the village covered a large area of the modern Moshav today

Last Sunday, December 16th, we, Juliana, Iula, Erica, Helen and myself, made a pilgrimage to Bethlehem of Galilee. After a deep study on the subject: Is not Bethlehem of Galilee mentioned several times in the Bible?  The town was part of Zebulun region, as described in Joshua:19,15. We wanted to see what happened with this ancient ... Read more...

Bethlehem of Judah – Bethlehem of Galilee

A biblical necklace about the town of Jesus birth

In this Necklace we will use the three parts of the Covenant found in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Holy Writings. These three parts show well the unity and God’s fidelity to the Covenant with God’s People. In our Necklace we have the different stages in the history of Israel: In Genesis, from the ... Read more...

Letter from Saint John in Montana, 10/2018

We share the Novitiate Community life with you!

As the summer heat has changed into autumn warmth and refreshing winds in both morning and evening, it was most enjoyable with the High Holidays of the Jewish Community. In the months of September and October we had the arrival of Erika from Brazil and Iulia from Romania. Now we anticipate the arrival of Helen ... Read more...