Tabgha is the location of a pair of sites traditionally associated with
Jesus and fish. The name is likely a corruption of the Greek name, Heptaegon
The first site is the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, the traditional
location where Jesus after his resurrection appeared to the apostle Peter and
caused a miraculous catch of fish. Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved
him (Matthew 16) and Jesus' commandment to feed his sheep is cited as the
start of the Catholic tradition of Peter's leadership of the church that has
continued through the succession of Popes.
The second site is the Church of the Multiplication, a German Benedictine
Church from 1936 built over a flat rock called the Mensa Christi (Table of
Christ) that is the traditional location of Jesus' miraculous feeding of
5,000 men with only five loaves of bread and two fish (Matthew 14).
My mother echoed the skeptical sentiments of many in the group in
remarking that, "That rock had nothing to do with Jesus."