Why a pilgrimage

Vocations “come and follow me”

Why a pilgrimage in the Holy Land

“I rejoiced, when they said to me:

Let us go to the House of the Lord!.

 

And now our feet are standing

Within your gates, Jerusalem!”

 

A song of Ascents, of David (Psalm 122)

What is it about this city that it has such a great attraction?
What is it that makes a Christian pilgrim come to Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is the heart of the Holy Land, the synthesis of the action of God for the good of the whole of humanity.

John Paul II expressed this in very moving words: “How many memories and images and how much passion and great mystery surround the word Jerusalem! For us as Christians, it represents the geographical point of union between God and men, between eternity and history.”

But to go on a pilgrimage in the Holy Land means setting off and turning the physical journey into a “path of the soul”.



Walking on this land with the heart, soul and mind for an encounter:

Events calendar

29/11/2014 CELEBRATIONS

All the Saints of the Seraphic Order Bethlehem: 11.30 Solemn Entrance (Custos) – 13:45 1st Vespers

30/11/2014 CELEBRATIONS

1st sunday of Advent Bethlehem: 10.00 Solemn Mass (Custos)

24/12/2014 CELEBRATIONS

Vigil of Christmas Bethlehem: 13.30 Entrance & 1st Vespers 16.00 Procession 23.30 Office - 0.00 Mass - 1.45 Procession to the Grotto

25/12/2014 CELEBRATIONS

The Nativity of the Lord Bethlehem (S. Catherine): 9.00 Mass Shepherds'field (Greek & Catholic) : 14.00 Pilgrimage

26/12/2014 CELEBRATIONS

S. Stephen. S.Stephen: 16.00 Pilgrimage

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