This April, Saxum Visitor Center was thrilled to be able to fulfill one of its longtime goals: to host a course for tour guides as part of the continuing education program of the Ministry of Tourism. Every year, tour guides have to take a day-long
Last month Friends of Saxum Italy took part in the 9th annual Jerusalem Marathon as part of their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Last month Friends of Saxum Italy took part in a most original trip to the Holy Land – combining a traditional pilgrimage
Nazareth now has 80,000 inhabitants, but 2000 years ago there were only 50 stone-carved houses. Learn more about where the angel Gabriel visited Mary in the latest video of Friends of Saxum!
Saxum has some exciting news for you about progress on the Emmaus Trail! The Emmaus Trail, an 18km hike which begins at the Saxum Visitor Center and ends at Emmaus Nicopolis, gives pilgrims the chance to walk the path where one tradition says the two
On March 1, 2019, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, blessed the facilities of Saxum Visitor Center. Msgr. Mariano Fazio, the vicar general of Opus Dei, was present, in addition to many local Christians and members of religious communities.
Last week our Communications Director, Gabriela, was interviewed by the Arabic-language magazine of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. This was the first ever interview in Arabic about the multimedia tour at the Saxum Visitor Center, which has already been seen by many local
The third edition of “In the Footprints of Our Faith” by Jesús Gil and Eduardo Gil, an eye-opening guide to the Christian holy places, is now available online. We are delighted to announce the publishing of the third edition of “In the Footprints of Our
Ever wondered what the River Jordan looks like, where St. John the Baptist baptized Christ? Did you know that this river now serves as a border between the countries of Israel and Jordan? See below to watch our latest “Friends of Saxum” video on the
Joanne is a volunteer from London at the Saxum Visitor Center. For the small group of us who made our journey down to Bethlehem to celebrate the midnight Mass of Christmas in the place where Baby Jesus was born, ‘miracle’ is the only word I
Merry Christmas from the land of Jesus! Have you ever wondered what Bethlehem would have looked like? Watch our latest “Friends of Saxum” video on Christmas to get an idea!