Tag Archives: Manger Square

and so was …

28 Jun

On Saturday, June 14, in Bethlehem, right next to the Manger Square Hotel in which I was staying, the new ice cream shop of the Custody of the Holy Land called “Il Cantico” had its grand opening.


The mayor of Bethlehem was there …

ice cream grand open me too

and so was …

ice cream store grand opening


on this corner, just around the corner

25 May

On this corner, right around the corner is Manger Square in Bethlehem. Pope Francis is arriving to celebrate Mass in the square. Right here the popemobile will make a right turn and enter Manger Square. Do you notice the blue “hotel” sign?

Pope and Manger Square Hotel

That hotel is Manger Square Hotel. That is where the HOPE teacher-pilgrims and I will stay for three nights, while we are in the Holy Land – on this corner, right around the corner from Manger Square and the Basilica of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus.