This Christmas, as I knelt at Mass, sang Christmas songs, and looked upon the little creche in my parish church, everything I saw, everything I thought of was the Holy Land.
When we sang “Silent Night,” “Away in A Manger,” “O Holy Night,” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” I was in the cave at the Church of the Nativity.
When we sang “Angels we Have Heard on High,” I was in Shepherd’s Fields.
My life will never be the same. Christmas. Easter. The Feast of the Holy Family. Good Friday. My prayer life will never be the same. And I feel so blessed as a result.
January 10th is the deadline to sign up for my Holy Land pilgrimage, April 17-26, 2015, and there are still spots left! Will you fill one of them?
If you’re thinking about joining us, let me show you some of what I’ve written and produced on the Holy Land. If you know someone who wants to go, and who would find this info useful, please send them a link to this post. The more, the merrier!
There is the series I produced, The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land, which you can watch in its entirety right here. Here’s an introduction to the series:
Then, there are all my photos, which you can browse here.
And there are the blog posts. I’ve blogged about the Holy Land so much since going. I can’t shut up about it! It was SO AWESOME!
There are my blogs post when I was in the Holy Land this past year:
Blog Posts after my visit in 2011:
- Holy Land Rosary Honor for My Heavenly Mother
- Singing Roosters, Dark Dungeons, and Feet
- Holy Land Pilgrimage, Day 1
- Ascending Mount Tabor
- Caesarea Maritima
- Renewing Vows at Cana
Blog Posts about various places in the Holy Land:
- SS Elizabeth and Zechariah and the Church of the Visitation
- St Helena and the Triumph of the Cross
- St. Matthew, Capernaum, and the Call
- Mount Tabor and the Church of the Transfiguration
- Jerusalem’s Church of St Anne
- The Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St Joseph
- The History and Ruins of Jerusalem’s Temple
- Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity and Shepherds’ Fields
- Ascending Mount Tabor
There are the blogs of others sharing their experience:
And my blog posts about pilgrimage in general:
You can go to the webpage I created for our pilgrimage here, which has the itinerary and all the info you need.
You can download the flier here.
Contact Select International Tours via email to sign up or get more info, or call them at 800-842-4842.
I hope you can make it!