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 Friday, June 28, the Saxum Visitor Center chapel opened its doors for the annual celebration of St. Josemaría, whose feast day is June 26th. This is the second time that the visitor center was able to host this Mass, which was even more special
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!
Saxum is able to thrive with the cooperation of volunteers from all over the world. One of our current volunteers, Joanne, has been working in the Saxum Visitor Center since November. To find out about her experience living and volunteering in the Holy Land, check
On Friday, March 29, Saxum hosted its second course for tour guides, this time about the recently restored frescoes on Calvary, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The recently restored frescoes which adorn the ceilings and walls in the chapel of Calvary, were black
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
Check out some snippets from our visitor book of people’s experiences of the Saxum Visitor Center.
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