The Eight Gates of Jerusalem

Monsignor’s homily on May 3 referenced the eight gates of Jerusalem. He focused on two of the gates in particular, the Sheep’s Gate. Sometimes referred to as the Lion’s Gate for the carved lions guarding the way, it is most likely the entrance through which Jesus was taken into the city after his arrest. It is also known as Saint Stephen’s Gate as St. Stephen was martyred right outside. Monsignor’s homily illustrates the enormous significance of this gate.