“As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus gave the impression that he was going on farther. But they urged him, ‘Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.’ So he went in to stay with them. And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized Jesus, but he vanished from their sight.” ~ LK24:13-35  One of my favorite sites on pilgrimage in the Holy Land was Emmaus.  We arrived just before sunset, and walked in the garden around the Church, overlooking the hillside.  Our group experienced a calm peaceful evening as we celebrated Mass together, and our hearts were burning within us with joy. 

In the silence, encounter Christ…