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Capernaum:  The Town of Jesus

Presenter: Father Jose Cabrera

Monday August 29 

Time:  6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Cost:  $10

To register:  Call 989.797.6607


In his lifetime, Jesus visited many places throughout his homeland.  Some places are famously associated with the most important events of his life:  Nazareth to his Incarnation and childhood; Bethlehem to his birth; Jerusalem to his Passion, death, and resurrection.  But what about Capernaum?  The town of Capernaum became Jesus' home base during his Galilean Ministry.  It is there that he cured the paralytic and Peter's mother-in-law.  It is there he gave his most famous discourse-on the Bread of Life (John 6).  Capernaum has been studied archeologically in depth by the Franciscans of the Holy Land, and it holds incredible treasures that can be traced back to Jesus' time.  The synagogue where he preached is still there, the streets he walked are still there, the house of St. Peter is still there.  Come and discover this exciting town and all the evidence surrounding Jesus' presence there 2000 years ago.  Father Cabrera earned a licentiate in biblical theology at the Gregorian University, Rome.  He also spent a semester at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem in 2011 with some of the Franciscan Friars that were involved in the archeological excavations of the city of Capernaum.  He currently serves as the diocesan Vicar for Hispanic Minsitry and as pastor of All Saints Parish. 


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