Friends Kristine and Mark and I looked for a modest place to stay for one night in Tiberias last month.
The pilgrim inn that we found was built in 1907 by ANSMI, the Associazione Nazionale per Soccorrere i Missionari Italiani.
For its first decades the building served as a school for children.
Since 2001 it has been the Oasis San Francesco, and now Oasis Emmanuel, run by the Emmanuel Community which is part of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Kristine popped out of her room at 7:00 p.m.
She and her door are reflected in the full length mirror.
The big wardrobe looked so old and mysterious that I dared not open it, fearing I would be pulled through into Narnia. ;)
I did, however, take a look BEHIND the wardrobe and found--no, not a lion--but a nest!
So THAT'S why the pigeon was pacing nervously by the rail, waiting for us to go away.
As the non-native-English webpage of the Oasis so charmingly says,
"The simplicity of the rooms is compensated for the eyesight overlooking the lake and Golan Heights."
I was happy to find these reflections for our growing group at James' Weekend Reflections.