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Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center
Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center

Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center

ABU GHOSH – Last week, on Wednesday, June 6, the Saxum Visitor Center received an important visitor: Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The archbishop had previously been at Saxum in November 2016 to preside at the Mass of

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“For the Paths”: Trails in the Holy Land
“For the Paths”: Trails in the Holy Land

“For the Paths”: Trails in the Holy Land

HAIFA, ISRAEL – Last Thursday, May 31, representatives from the Saxum Visitor Center and the Polis Institute of Jerusalem attended “For The Paths: A Conference on Walking Trails in Israel” at the University of Haifa. Our staff, who are working on the development of the 15km

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Saxum Foundation’s Board Welcomes New Members
Saxum Foundation’s Board Welcomes New Members

Saxum Foundation’s Board Welcomes New Members

This year, the board of Saxum Foundation welcomed several new members. Linda Corbi, who has worked for years with international NGOs such as Harambee, has been named Secretary General  and will work to spread the word about the Saxum Visitor Center and promote the “Friends of

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Holy Land Dialogues 2018: The Trip of a Lifetime
Holy Land Dialogues 2018: The Trip of a Lifetime

Holy Land Dialogues 2018: The Trip of a Lifetime

From February 4th to February 11th, the Holy Land welcomed 200 people from 20 different countries -such as China, Brazil, Ecuador, Singapour, Belgium, Honduras…- to participate in the second Holy Land Dialogues. HLD is an event that combines a pilgrimage with academic lectures that foster

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“Jerusalem: Holiness in the Flesh” – R.R. Reno at HLD 2018
“Jerusalem: Holiness in the Flesh” – R.R. Reno at HLD 2018

“Jerusalem: Holiness in the Flesh” – R.R. Reno at HLD 2018

On the evening of Wednesday, February 7, the pilgrims of Holy Land Dialogues gathered in Beit Shmuel once again to listen to another prominent figure speak about Judeo-Christian dialogue. Participating in HLD thanks to the Social Trends Institute, R.R. Reno, the editor of the American
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“Saxum is not just a construction project. Saxum is a project of hearts coming together. And that’s why it’s so unique”: Laying of the Last Stone
“Saxum is not just a construction project. Saxum is a project of hearts coming together. And that’s why it’s so unique”: Laying of the Last Stone

“Saxum is not just a construction project. Saxum is a project of hearts coming together. And that’s why it’s so unique”: Laying of the Last Stone

Last December, a stone was laid next to the entrance of the Conference Center to honor the former Prelate of Opus Dei, Msgr. Javier Echevarria, nearly a year after he left this earth for heaven. This day was historical for the Saxum project since, though

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The Visitor Center Chapel
The Visitor Center Chapel

The Visitor Center Chapel

The Saxum Visitor Center is close to completion, and that includes one of its most important parts: the chapel. The altarpiece has been hung and the altar installed. The painting, done by Spanish artist Aristides Artal, represents the moment in which the Emmaus disciples ask

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Visiting the construction!
Visiting the construction!

Visiting the construction!

Although the Visitor Center is making progress, it is still under construction. But when it comes to visitors and their excitement to see the project, the dust, tools, and workers don’t matter. These past weeks we have received visits from Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, Spain, Ireland

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The Saxum Construction Continues
The Saxum Construction Continues

The Saxum Construction Continues

The Conference Center is finally complete, but the Visitor Center is still under construction! Look at the picture gallery to see what it looks like so far.

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