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!
This past Wednesday, December 19, members of Saxum’s staff attended Israel’s Ministry of Tourism yearly Christmas party, in which the Minister of Tourism (Yariv Levin) invites Christian authorities and other who work in Christian tourism industry to a holiday celebration. The heads of the various
Last month the Pope invited us to pray the Rosary and “thus unite in communion and penance to ask the Holy Mother of God and St. Michael the Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and
The Abbey of St. Mary of the Resurrection, also known as the Church of the Resurrection or the Crusaders, is a monastery located in the town of Abu Gosh, very close to the Saxum Visitor Center. It rises above an ancient spring where, in Roman