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
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
Last week the Saxum Visitor Center had the opportunity to take part in IMTM 2019, the 25th annual international tourism exhibition, held in Tel Aviv. Featuring exhibitors from the tourism market both in Israel and overseas, the IMTM (International Mediterranean Tourism Market) fair was held