Jesuits, friends and benefactors share travel notes and more from a meaningful and moving tour of the Holy Land.
Over the last week, pilgrimage travelers braved the heat throughout the Holy Land, getting a first-hand glimpse of some of the many historical and religious sites in Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jordan. The group returned safely to the United States Thursday, after a wonderful journey.
The itinerary for the second half of the trip included:
- Tour of Bethlehem and visit to the Western Wall
- Following in Jesus’ footsteps along the Via Dolorosa during the final hours of his life
- Visiting the tomb of King David and the birthplace of St. John the Baptist
- Trip to the Church of the Nativity, the world’s oldest church, constructed on the site of Jesus’ birth
- A visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation, in Nazareth, where the angel Gabriel told Mary she would bring forth a son
- A stop at Petra, the city in south Jordan known for its rock-hewn architecture, regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world
Click here to view photos and more from the first portion of the trip, including the Papal Mass.
Click here to view a photo and information on the second portion of the trip, including Madaba and Jericho.