Capernaum The House of Peter
The gospels give us a clear picture of Jesus’ activity at Capernaum, what he did on the lakeshore and in particular in the synagogue and in the house of "Peter and Andrew" (Mk 1: 29). This house was not only the place where Jesus lived, but was a "house of formation" for his disciples, a beautiful and eloquent image of the Church. The evangelist Mark sheds more light on Peter’s house in the mystery of the Church.
After proclaiming the parables and other teachings to the crowds nearby at Tabgha, place of the "public teaching", Jesus would give the "private teaching" back at Peter’s house: "To you has been given to know the mystery of God’s kingdom; but to those outside everything is told in parables" (Mk 4: 11).