The geography of Salvation
A Land impregnated with the presence of Christ
Each of these places and each of these stones have been the privileged stage of the unique and unrepeatable event of the redemption and so they are witnesses that speak to us of Christ.
Christianity is based on a historic revelation, and it is for this reason that Pope Paul said that “alongside the history of salvation there exists a geography of salvation.”
(Nobis in Animo)
The Holy Places have the virtue of offering faith an indestructible support, allowing the Christian to come into direct contact with the environment where “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (Jn 1,14) .
Wherever we walk here, we are following in the footsteps of Christ, our Saviour and Teacher.
To quote the words of Paul VI once again, the Holy Land is the “spiritual heritage of Christians of all over the world who, to satisfy their devotion, wish to visit it at least once in their lifetime. Christians who, in their pilgrimage, wish to express their love for God who became a child in Bethlehem, for the divine and young worker of Nazareth, for the dear teacher and healer of the whole region, for the divine crucifix in the Calvary, for the redeemer who rose from the sepulchre which is in the Temple of the Resurrection, as our Greek-speaking Christian brothers call it.”