Bassem Giacaman, like Jesus, was born in Bethlehem, although he moved to New Zealand with his family when he was very young. They left due to the difficult situation many people faced in the Holy Land. They went looking for a better life abroad.
The Holy Sepulchre is probably the most fascinating site of the Holy Land. However, many tourists and pilgrims get the impression of a very chaotic and crowded place, with people shouting, pushing, and where it is difficult to find a moment of silence to meditate.
My name is Alejandra Hernández. I’m from Guatemala. This adventure began for me in November 2019 and I was really excited about it. At first I wasn’t able to foresee the size of all what was awaiting me.
Hosanna! Following Jesus To Jerusalem In the footsteps of Jesus’ triumphant entry from Bethphage to the Old City Ten days after I arrived in Israel, I found myself singing “Hosanna”, along with thousands of Christians, in the ancient village of Bethphage. In Bethphage, there is
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
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
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
For the first time, a group of Saxum Advisors from around the world met at Saxum to brainstorm on how best to bring the Holy Land closer to their own countries. Taking advantage of the presence of some Saxum Advisors at the inauguration of the
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