Situated on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the area of Tabgha is the accepted site of the miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes.
                As found in Matthew's account (Chapter 13, Verses 13 - 21) of the miracle, "The Return of the Twelve and the Feeding of the Five Thousand,":

                          When Jesus heard of it, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns.
                          When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.
                          When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said, “This is a deserted place and it is already late; dismiss the crowds so that they can
                          go to the villages and buy food for themselves.”
                          [Jesus] said to them, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.”
                          But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”
                          Then he said, “Bring them here to me, and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass.
                          Taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who
                          in turn gave them to the crowds.
                          They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over*—twelve wicker baskets full.
                          Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.

                During her pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Nan Balfour obtained this rock and has lovingly donated it to the St. Francis of Assisi Mobile Loaves & Fishes ministry.
                Proudly displayed in the MLF kitchen, it serves as a reminder of our mission "to provide food, clothing, and dignity to our brothers and sisters in need."

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