It was by the Sea of Galilee that Jesus told Peter and Andrew, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” We’ll follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ as we pilgrimage through the Holy Land, the Land of the Bible, from Bethlehem where He was born, to Nazareth, His boyhood home; from Jerusalem, where, as a twelve-year-old, he was already “about [his] father’s business,” to the lands of Galilee where He was baptized in the River Jordan and where He taught and preached and healed the people. What thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experiences await us as we behold these and other sacred places where Jesus walked-the Mount of Olives, the Sea of Galilee, the Temple Mount, the Wailing Wall, Gethsemane and the Holy Sepulcher-all will take on new depths of religious and personal meaning.
We also celebrate life-changing Masses along the way as we visit ancient Christian churches, temples, convents, and cathedrals, as we see with new eyes holy shrines and renowned works of art depicting scenes from the Bible, the Trinity, the Virgin Mary, and the early Saints who played important roles in the history of Christianity.
As we walk where Jesus walked, we can’t help but think of His wondrous stories, like the parable of the Good Samaritan, where one man showed great compassion to another. Jesus told this story in answer to the question, “Who is my neighbor?” and concluded with words for our troubled world: “Go and do likewise.”
Listen to the voice of Jesus as He questions our hearts: Who do YOU say that I am? We follow in His footsteps, from His birth in Bethlehem, through His ministry in Galilee. We carry the cross with Him up the Via Dolorosa and exalt in His resurrection at the Holy Sepulcher. We celebrate Mass each day in the places where He preached, performed miracles, died for our sins and rose for our salvation. We listen to the voices of Christian faithful struggling to live by His word and share in the hope for peace in the land He made holy.
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