Journeys of Faith Pilgrimages
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Journeys of Faith Pilgrimages
Holy Land & Rome
September 21 - October 6, 2023
To Join this Pilgrimage contact Luz Elena at 1-800-633-2484 or
outside USA 1-501-354-6100
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Highlights of Holy Land Pilgrimage:
HOLY LAND & ROME
DAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 21 Enroute - fly to Tel Aviv.
Ww travel from our home towns to Tel Aviv, Israel.
DAY 2 - SEPTEMBER 22 TEL AVIV - BETHLEHEM (D)
Arrive in Tel Aviv. Transfer to our hotel in Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 - SEPTEMBER 23 ein karem - bethlehem - shepherds field - bethlehem (BD)
Today we travel to the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and visit the Church of the Visitation where our Blessed Mother visited her cousin Elizabeth, and proclaimed the “Magnificat”. We continue on to visit and celebrate Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem that stands upon the site where Jesus was born. In the afternoon, we drive to the Shepherds Field, where the Choir of Angels appeared to the Shepherds, and proclaimed the Glory of God in the Birth of the Savior. Return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 - SEPTEMBER 24 caesarea by the sea - haifa - stella maris - nazareth - magdala (BD)
This morning we leave Bethlehem and travel, via the coast, to Caesarea by the Sea, the site of St. Paul’s two-year imprisonment. We will visit the Roman Crusader remains. Continue on to Haifa where we will visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery with the Madonna of Mt. Carmel. We continue on to Nazareth and the Basilica of the Annunciation, where the Annunciation took place, where Joseph had his workshop, and where Mary's well is located. Continue on to our hotel in Magdala for dinner and overnight.
DaY 5 - SEPTEMBER 25 GALILEE: TIBERIAS, BOAT RIDE ON SEA OF GALILEE, CAPERNAUM, MOUNT OF THE BEATITUDES, MAGDALA CENTER, magdala (BD)
Today we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Capernaum was Jesus’ second home. The ruins of the temple where Jesus preached and taught and performed many cures are still standing, as are the ruins of Peter’s house. Capernaum is a very short distance from the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. We continue on to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic about the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Nearby is the Church of Peter’s Primacy where Peter was told “Feed my lambs, feed my sheep”. Today we will celebrate Mass near the shores of the Sea of Galilee at the Church of Peter’s Primacy or at the Mount of the Beatitudes. Continue on to Magdala Center, the village of Mary Magdalene, where we will visit the newly built Church and the newly excavated ruins. Return to our hotel in Magdala for dinner and overnight.
DaY 6 - SEPEMBER 26 CAESAREA PHILIPPI - MOUNT TABOR - CANA - magdala (BD)
Today, we start our journey at Caesarea Philippi, the location of St. Peter’s testimony and where Jesus answered him “You are the Rock and upon this rock I will build my Church.” Continue on to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus into His divine state. “Lord it is good for us to be here.” From this vantage, we will be able to see the valley of Armageddon, peaceful looking enough, but the Biblical last battleground between good and evil. We continue to the beginning of Jesus public life, his first miracle, that of the Wedding Feast at Cana. We will visit the Latin Church, which commemorates this miracle. Couples in our Pilgrimage group will have the opportunity to renew their wedding vows. Return to our hotel in Magdala for dinner and overnight.
DaY 7- SEPTEMBER 27 jordan river - JERICHO - MT. OF TEMPTATION - DEAD SEA – BETHLEHEM (BD)
Today we’ll go on the banks of the River Jordan, sing songs in praise of the Lord, and renew our baptismal vows. At the oasis town of Jericho, we will visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world and view Mount of Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. Continue to Qumran and the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls. On our way back there will be time (for those who want) for a swim (or rather a float!) in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties. Continue on to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
DaY 8 - SEPTEMBER 28 bethany - JERUSALEM - bethlehem (BD)
Today we begin our day with a visit to Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. The desert east of Jerusalem is rich in Christian tradition. We continue on to the Mount of Olives where Jesus prayed. Continue on to the Chapel of the Ascension where Jesus ascended into Heaven. We then visit the Church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught the disciples the Lord’s Prayer. Afterwards, we will walk the Palm Sunday road, stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Then we go to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Agony in the Garden. We will see olive trees from the time of Jesus that must have felt His Agony over our sins, and heard His betrayal by Judas. Return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
DaY 9 - SEPTEMBER 29 JERUSALEM - bethlehem (BD)
Toda we go to Mount Zion to visit the Church of the Dormition, the place where Mary went to sleep, and was assumed into Heaven. We go to the Upper Room, the scene of the Last Supper and the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Visit King David’s Tomb, and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied Jesus three times. We end our day with a visit to the Wailing Wall and Palace of Caiaphas, home of the High Priest. Return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
DaY 10 - SEPTEMBER 30 VIA DOLOROSA – HOLY SEPULCHER – OLD CITY - bethlehem (BD)
Today we will enter the old city of Jerusalem. We begin our visits with the Church of St. Anne, the traditional birthplace of our Blessed Mother. We start the Way of the Cross at the Basilica of Ecce Homo, where Pontius Pilate announced to the Jews: “Behold the man”. This is also where Jesus was scourged, mocked, and received His Crown of Thorns. We will walk the two miles of the Via Dolorosa, through the markets of the Old City as Jesus did. We will carry our Cross. We will stop at each station and pray, sing, and Praise God for the gift of Jesus. We will conclude the Stations of the Cross at Golgotha, which is now the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where we will celebrate our Mass. We will view the tomb of Jesus. Return to Bethlehem for our Farewell Dinner and overnight.
DAY 11 – OCTOBER 1 BETHLEHEM - TEL AVIV - ROME (B)
Today we leave Bethlehem for Tel Aviv where we will board our flight for Rome. Arrive Rome, transfer to hotel.
DAY 12 – October 2 rome - montecassino - rome (b)
Today we travel to Montecassino and the Shrine of St. Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, and father of western monasticism and St. Scholastica, his sister. We will celebrate Mass and have a guided tour of this most fascinating Shrine. Return to our hotel in Rome.
DAY 13 – october 3 Rome (B)
In the morning, we will have a guided tour by our Roman guide through the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's Creation of the World and the Last Judgment. We will also visit St. Peter's Basilica, including the Pieta, the Tombs of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII. Free time for lunch.
In the afternoon we will visit the Catacombs and the Church of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem where we will have Mass. Transfer to hotel.
DAY 14 - october 4 rome (b)
Today, we take part in the general audience with Pope Francis, where he will give a teaching. After the Pope's audience free time for lunch. After lunch we will gather to celebrate Mass at a local Roman Church. Rest of the afternoon free to shop or explore Rome on your own.
DAY 15 - october 5 rome (b)
In the morning we will have a guided city tour which will include the major Basilicas;
St. Paul outside the Walls where we will pray at the Chapel of St. Brigid of Sweden and
St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and
the Scala Santa and
the beautiful and largest Marian Church in Rome, St. Mary Major Basilica, which houses a relic of the manger where our Lord Jesus was born.
Return to our hotel. Rest of the afternoon free for last minute shopping.
DAY 16 - october 6
Today we board our flight for the US.
And your Pilgrimage has just begun!
(BD) = Breakfast and Dinner (B) = Breakfast only
“To go on Pilgrimage, is not simply to visit a place to
admire its treasures of nature, art or history. “
“To go on Pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves
in order to encounter God where He has revealed Himself,
where His grace has shone with particular splendor and
produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among
those who believe.” Pope Benedict XV