Sunday, October 25, 2015
or the Catholic visitor, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land can be a spiritual journey of reaffirmation and discovery. To stand within the historical landscape, to visit the holy places and sites mentioned in the Bible and the shrines associated with the life and ministry of Jesus, will provide inspiration for the inner, spiritual journey that each pilgrim hopes to experience during his or her stay. Following a specific theme and narrative will help accomplish this. One such pilgrimage follows in the footsteps of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, who was born, lived and whose life most probably ended in the Holy Land. Though she experienced the ultimate sorrow of a mother in witnessing the passion and death of her son, a pilgrimage in her honour is a joyous event for she was blessed by the grace of God, as it is written in the Gospel: "Rejoice, you who enjoy God's favour! The Lord is with you." (Luke 1:28)
Sites include: Caesarea, Nazareth, Mount Zion, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Eim Karem, Bethany , Jerusalem, Cana, Tabgha, Sepphoris, Mount of Olives, Mount Tabor, Haifa, Via Dolorosa, Stella Maris, Muhraga, Bethlehem, Jericho, Baptismal site, Qumran, Dead Sea.
There will be daily mass with
Rev. James L. Holland, OMI, Sacred Heart Church
October 25, 2015 to November 6, 2015
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