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Blessing of Saxum Visitor Center
Blessing of Saxum Visitor Center

Blessing of Saxum Visitor Center

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.

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Saxum in the local news
Saxum in the local news

Saxum in the local news

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

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In the Footprints of Our Faith: 3rd Edition
In the Footprints of Our Faith: 3rd Edition

In the Footprints of Our Faith: 3rd Edition

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

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Visiting Baby Jesus in Bethlehem
Visiting Baby Jesus in Bethlehem

Visiting Baby Jesus in Bethlehem

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

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2018 Christmas Celebration with Ministry of Tourism and Religious Authorities
2018 Christmas Celebration with Ministry of Tourism and Religious Authorities

2018 Christmas Celebration with Ministry of Tourism and Religious Authorities

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

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The month of the Rosary in the Holy Land
The month of the Rosary in the Holy Land

The month of the Rosary in the Holy Land

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

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Benedictine Monastery of Abu Gosh
Benedictine Monastery of Abu Gosh

Benedictine Monastery of Abu Gosh

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

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Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews. It marks the end of ten days of repentance that began on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), and offers the possibility of the remission of sins.

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