Visit Mount of Beatitudes:
Scene of the Best-Loved Sermon in History
The Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, rises gently from the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, crowned by a small chapel. Here, you will join Christians from the four corners of the earth, wandering the beautiful gardens, in the shade of tall old ficus trees and date palms rustling in the breeze. On the Mount of Beatitudes, you'll marvel at the grandeur of the sweeping view: the shoreline that Jesus knew, from the Valley of Gennesaret to the place of multiplication of loaves and fishes, to Capernaum and around to the Land of the Gadarenes - the entire backdrop of Jesus' Galilee ministry right on the palm of your hand!
On the Mount of Beatitudes, you'll marvel at the grandeur of the sweeping view: ...the entire backdrop of Jesus' Galilee ministry right on the palm of your hand!Here, tradition says Jesus "went up on a mountainside and sat down" (Matt. 5:1) to deliver the sermon that is the heart and soul of Christian teaching. You've probably heard the Beatitudes (Matt. 5:3-10) and the other beloved verses countless times in Church and Bible study. But nothing compares to hearing them, here, on the Mount of Beatitudes, where they were first uttered. As you become part of a scene that has changed so little from those days, the powerful message of these words becomes part of you in a new and precious way.
Franciscan Chapel, Mt. of Beatitudes