Sojourn in the Land of the Bible
January 27 - May 14, 2009

     Now retired, Msgr. John Rowan, Pastor of St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in Sayville from 1984 through 2008, is currently on sabbatical in the Holy Land. There, he will be studying Scripture and walking in the footsteps of Jesus for the next five months.
     In response to many requests from friends and parishioners, he will be keeping a journal through which he will be sharing his experiences and thoughts on his studies and the sights and sounds of this sacred, but troubled, part of the world. The journals will be posted here on our Parish website as they are received so that all who are interested may have a share in this journey. (We think that he is kidding about the quiz at the end of the trip!)

Journals are presented in the common pdf format.
Click on a journal link below to view, print or save it to your computer.

A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 1
January 31, 2009

A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 2
February 7, 2009

A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 3
February 14, 2009


A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 4
February 21, 2009


A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 5
February 28, 2009


A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 6
March 7, 2009


A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 7
March 14, 2009


A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 8
March 27, 2009


A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 9
April 14, 2009

 


A Diary of My Sabbatical
Letter 10
April 25, 2009

 

To view, download or print a pdf compilation of all
Diary Journals listed above  click here

 

 



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