The Western Wall: The Temple Where God Established His Dwelling
Palm Sunday Address to Youth on
John Paul used the Palm Sunday celebration, which fell in 1994 on
the same weekend as the Jewish Passover, to invite people "to
pause spiritually" at the site of "the temple of God's
covenant with Jerusalem."
a modest fragment of this remains," he said. "It is called
the Wailing Wall because before its stones the children of Israel
gather, recalling the greatness of the ancient sanctuary in which
God made his dwelling and which rightly was the pride of all Israel."
wall, he said, "is eloquent for the children of Israel. It
is also eloquent for us because we know that in this temple God
truly established his dwelling." [Catholic News Service]
March 27, 1994
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