Visiting the Holy Land can be overwhelming. You’re not sure what to expect, and there’s so much to see in so little time! Below we share some tips that pilgrims say have helped them take advantage of this special, once-in-a-lifetime journey. 1. Do your homework.
“The center of the world,” some call it. For others, “a city in transit” or “a meeting of strangers”. The always restless Holy Land, the Promised Land… Jerusalem. Eternal Jerusalem. For me, it’s not so much a place as a “non-place”: a wrinkle in time;
The Insult is not an easy film to see or understand. But it may help you, just a little bit, to understand the conflict that pervades this region, through the beautiful story that it tells. Tony is a Lebanese Christian who gets into a fight
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