Franciscan Holy Land Friars

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 [...]

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: [...]