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The Golgotha Frescoes: Tour Guide Course at Saxum
The Golgotha Frescoes: Tour Guide Course at Saxum

The Golgotha Frescoes: Tour Guide Course at Saxum

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

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The “Marathon” Pilgrimage
The “Marathon” Pilgrimage

The “Marathon” Pilgrimage

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

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Setting out on the Emmaus Trail
Setting out on the Emmaus Trail

Setting out on the Emmaus Trail

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

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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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Saxum Visitor Center opens in presence of Minister of Tourism
Saxum Visitor Center opens in presence of Minister of Tourism

Saxum Visitor Center opens in presence of Minister of Tourism

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, the Saxum Visitor Center in Abu Ghosh officially opened. Yariv Levin, the Minister of Tourism of Israel, and Msgr. Giacinto Marcuzzo, Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem were present, in addition to around 130 participants. Mr. Levin said, “I truly believe that

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