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The First American Catholic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

2018-06-07T08:09:22+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Chronicling an Historic Pilgrimage The First American Catholic Pilgrimage to Palestine, 1889 chronicles the first Catholic pilgrimage guided by the Holy Land Franciscans 129 years ago.  The Franciscan Friars of the Holy Land, who guided Rev. James Pfeiffer and his companions all those years ago, are still guiding pilgrims through the Holy Land today. [...]

Addressing Safe Travels in the Holy Land

2018-05-24T09:35:02+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Have concerns about the safety of traveling to the Holy Land? Fear no more! This handy map and the wisdom of Fr. David Wathen, OFM, Director of the Franciscan Monastery Pilgrimage Office in Washington, D.C., will help reassure you of the safety of a Franciscan Holy Land pilgrimage. The image below illustrates the path [...]

5 Compelling Reasons to Pilgrimage

2018-03-31T09:53:36+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Pope St. John Paul II: Pilgrimage Helps Us Remember Our Roots Stations of the Cross, Pasierbiec City, Poland "To go in a spirit of prayer from one place to another, from one city to another, in the area marked especially by God's intervention, helps us not only to live our life [...]

Jesus Present in the Landscape

2018-03-31T09:52:40+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

My 2017 pilgrimage to the Holy Land began more as an escape than a spiritual journey. A friar at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, who is a friend, told me he was leading a 10-day pilgrimage and asked me if I was interested. I’d heard his tales of biblical places that had [...]

7 Ordinary Items to Pack for Your Holy Land Pilgrimage

2018-03-31T09:50:49+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Does your pilgrimage packing list have these 7 helpful items? Regardless of how organized you are or how many lists you make, packing for a 10-day trip in a foreign country can be daunting. The Holy Land Franciscans’ 800 years of experience certainly enhance each Franciscan Holy Land Pilgrimage regardless of what ends up [...]

A Pilgrim’s Perspective: The Pilgrimage of a Lifetime

2018-03-31T06:42:36+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Franciscan Holy Land Pilgrim, Anne McDonald, went on pilgrimage in September 2017, and graciously shared some of her photographs, offering some thoughts about her experience. A Pilgrimage of a Lifetime Every Catholic should have to make this pilgrimage as early as possible. It puts everything into perspective, especially the proximity of all the sites: [...]

Pilgrimage for Diocesan Seminarians, June 30 -July 30, 2018

2018-03-18T16:51:07+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Pilgrimages|

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PILGRIMAGE June 30 - July 30, 2018 Cultural, Academic and Spiritual Pilgrimage for Diocesan Seminarians This pilgrimage is open to seminarians only. DETAILS Overview of Program June 30-July 5: Guided Retreat at Mount Tabor July 6-July 8: Nazareth, site visits in Galilee July 8-July 29: Bethany, classes and site visits in Jerusalem area [...]

Holy Land & Jordan, July 6-16, 2018

2018-03-18T16:51:18+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Pilgrimages|

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PILGRIMAGE July 6-16, 2018 DETAILS PRICE: $3,875.00 PER PERSON CHECK IN:2018/JULY/6 CHECK OUT:2018/JULY/16   A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. Early Christians visited the birth place Jesus and other sites documented [...]

Holy Land & Jordan, October 30- November 9, 2017

2017-10-25T11:54:58+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: Pilgrimages|

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PILGRIMAGE October 30 - November 9, 2017 DETAILS PRICE: $3,828 PER PERSON CHECK IN:2017/OCT/30TH CHECK OUT:2017/NOV/9TH A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. Early Christians visited the birthplace of Jesus and other [...]

Holy Land, January 8-17, 2018

2017-10-25T11:55:24+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Pilgrimages|

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PILGRIMAGE January 8- 17, 2018 DETAILS CATEGORY: PILGRIMAGE PRICE: $3,125 PER PERSON CHECK IN:2018/JAN/8TH CHECK OUT:2018/JAN/17TH Travel to the Holy Land with the Holy Land Franciscans! A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. Early [...]