Holy Land

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: [...]