Israel Day 2: Jaffa, Caesarea, Haifa, Nazareth

Today was an amazing and full day of touring and praying around Israel. As I write this in the lobby of my Nazareth hotel, I am definitely feeling the lack of sleep, but my heart is full of peace and joy. Much of what I have learned and experienced today still needs to be mentally processed and prayed over, but I did want to share some photos from this incredible day to let you see some of what I saw with my own eyes.

A warning that these photos could never do justice to the incredible beauty I experienced in the past fourteen hours. In the space of one calendar day we saw and did so much and covered so many miles. Since this is a professional trip for writers and not necessarily a pilgrimage, we did not linger in the sites the way that I will hope to do when I come back again — hopefully one day soon…

Here’s a bit of what we took in today in Israel:


Jaffa artist colony


Caesarea, where Herod built a Roman theater and aqueduct


Stella Maris in Haifa, a lovely Marian church and Carmelite monastery


Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth


Dinner in Nazareth – another amazing display of Israel’s culinary treats at Tishreen – fantastic food

Time to crawl to bed. Tomorrow promises to be full of amazing adventures.

About Lisa M. Hendey

As a Catholic who loves her faith and a frequent adventurer who’s always up for a new journey, Lisa is a wife and mom, a writer, a speaker and an impassioned traveler. Visit her at to keep up with her comings and goings.