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Pillar Sitting

Twelve miles from Antakya, Turkey, which was once known as ancient Antioch, up a winding road on top of a mountain, lay the remains of the monastery of St. Simeon the Stylite.

Burning Bush

A visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai in time for the feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria on Nov. 25.

Ancient Well, Eternal Water

In time for the first Sunday of Lent, a visit to Jacob’s Well, located in what is now the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. This is the site at which Jesus began his long march toward Calvary by confirming to a Samaritan woman — and thus the world — that he was indeed the Messiah. By Stephen Bugno.