In June, Saxum hosted a group of boys from Colegio Retamar in Madrid, Spain. They came for about a month of volunteering, working on repairs and updates to Saxum as well as Polis Institute, the Custody of the Franciscans, and the guest houses of both
On July 6, Saxum received a special visit from Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli. Archbishop Girelli is the Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and the Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine. The Nuncio is the diplomatic representative of the Holy See and serves as the liaison
On June 22, we were delighted to host our friends from Italy, the Amici di Saxum, at the Visitor Center. They had Mass in the chapel and brought a special Certolina with them. If you are not familiar with this term, you are not alone!
Watch our latest “Friends of Saxum” video to find out about where the multiplication of the five loaves and two fish took place.
Find out about the festivities surrounding the celebration of Pentecost in the Holy Land, which this year coincided with the Jewish feast of Shavuot.
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.