Iona Presentation College Head of Religious Education Gemma Thomson speaks first hand to The eRecord about her recent journey to Israel as part of the Tantur Easter Encounter Program.

How does one adequately describe the opportunity of a lifetime, one that is a journey of personal transformation, faith-filled in many rich ways and is a new window to a whole new way of life?

In addition to the detailed four-part narrative and heartfelt recount of the 2017 Tantur Easter Encounter program in Jerusalem, Israel, by Archdiocese of Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton, I feel compelled to speak of the key messages and experiences that have impacted me, personally and professionally, as a result of this once in a lifetime pilgrimage.

Pilgrimages touch our hearts, inform our minds, transform our actions in daily life and enrich our lives forevermore in a myriad of ways. They provide us with a new sense of wonder and awe in God’s creation and the sacred mysteries. We are encouraged to arrive at a deeper understanding of Christ’s sacrifice for us, and the importance of his salvation in our lives.

Read the full article by Gemma Thomson at The Record.

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