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The Saxum Visitor Center helps pilgrims to deepen their knowledge of the Holy Land through different multimedia resources. This, with the purpose of enriching each Holy Land experience.

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Visiting the Holy Land

Saxum wishes to make a pilgrim’s vist to the Holy Land more memorable. Besides the Visitor Center, we offer digital resources that will help you prepare for the trip.

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Emmaus Trail

The Emmaus Trail is an initiative of the Saxum Foundation, the Ministry of Tourism of Israel, and the Jewish National Fund (KKL). It is an 15 km hiking trail that can be traveled from Jerusalem without any trouble.

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The word “HERE” has never held so much force: Easter in Jerusalem

The word “HERE” has never held so much force: Easter in Jerusalem

It’s Holy Week again. We’ve known the story and our church’s traditions for a long time – but what happens when we’re not only commemorating the events, but actually doing so in the very place where it happened more than two thousand years ago? Holy Week and Easter are lived intensely in Jerusalem and “to […]

Lent in the Holy Land

Lent in the Holy Land

All around the world, the forty days of Lent are filled with different ways to prepare for Easter, and the actual place where the events of Holy Week took place is no exception. Here, the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land organize various Lenten pilgrimages to the Holy Places. These pilgrimages consist of […]

Do you know what Passover is?

Do you know what Passover is?

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is a Jewish holiday dating back to Biblical times, and is the first of the three annual pilgrimages that Jews had to make to the Temple when it existed and where they offered sacrifices. Passover lasts seven days and begins on the 15th of the Jewish month of Nisan. Jews [...]
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