Holy Land Pilgrimage

June 23-July 4, 2020

A pilgrimage is a journey of faith; an ancient practice in the Church. It is an eternal investment which has an everlasting reward.

Come and see, touch and experience the sites of the Bible, the sites of our Lord’s life and our Lady’s life. You will have the privilege to prayerfully retrace the footprints of Jesus, and meet the local people, the living stones, the Custodians of the Holy Land – the Franciscans & other religious communities. You will be introduced to the various cultures of the Holy Land and the history of our Church.

We believe in your maximum experience; space is limited to 40 seats!

Pilgrimage Includes…

  • 4 nights by the Sea of Galilee, Hotel by the shore
  • 6 nights in Jerusalem at Vatican’s Notre Dame Hotel (located across the street from the ancient city of Jerusalem)
  • Round-Trip Airfare from San Antonio, Texas, including taxes & surcharges of $750
  • Private Motor Coach
  • Daily Mass, Prayer, and Spiritual Reflections at Holy Sites
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner at Hotels
  • Daily Lunch at Local Eateries
  • Cultural Experiences & Middle-Eastern Dining
  • Patronizing Local, Christian-Owned Businesses & Local Guide
  • Meet the Local Christians, the Living Stones
  • Taxes and Tips
  • Pilgrim Book offering maps, history, prayers, schedule, details about the holy sites, and more
  • Pre-Pilgrimage Orientation Meetings & Preparation Materials
  • Complimentary tote bag

Our pilgrimages include round trip airfare from San Antonio; however you’re welcome to join us from elsewhere! Contact us for details.

Experience…

  • Galilee
    Basilica of Annunication, Mary’s Nazareth home where Angel Gabriel appeared to her and the Word Became Flesh | St. Joseph Church, Holy Family’s Nazareth home & Joseph’s workshop | Capernaum; “Hometown of Jesus”, home of St. Peter; ancient synagogue where Jesus preached | Cana, Jesus’ first miracle site where married couples renew vows | Sea of Galilee; enjoy a boat ride, walk along shore  Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied loaves and fish | Mt. Tabor, Jesus’  Transfiguration site | Magdala, home of Mary Magdalen along the shore | and more . . .
  • Bethlehem
    Basilica of Nativity, venerate place of Christ’s birth and manger | Shepherd’s Field where angels announced Christ’s birth | and more . . .
  • Jerusalem

    Mt. of Olives various holy sites including Garden of Gethsemane, spend quiet time where Jesus prayed before his Passion | Mt. Zion including Upper Room site of Last Supper | Way of the Cross pray and carry the cross in Jesus’ footsteps along Via Dolorosa | Mt. Calvary site of Crucifixion | Church of the Holy Sepulcher including Tomb of Christ | Birthplace of Virgin Mary | and more . . .

  • Plus

    Jordan River renew your Baptismal Promises in the River where Christ was baptized by John | Jericho, oldest city in the world where Jesus healed the blind and called Zaccheus | Judean Desert where Jesus fasted and prayed before his public ministry | Meet Local People of the Holy Land and the Custodians of the Holy Land, the Franciscans  and much more!

Spiritual Director

Father Tomichan (Tom) Moonnanappillil, MSFS, is parochial vicar of San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.

Father Tom is a Missionary of St. Francis de Sales; their community’s mission is to pass on love of God and gentleness to the world and to bring about the renewal of Christian life.

A native of Kerala in South India, Father Tom served as a pastor, teacher, and school principle for 12 years. He came to the USA for studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is completing his doctoral studies in Counseling at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. An award-winning educator, he was formerly serving in the capacity of Spiritual Director for Assumption Seminary.

Father Tom specializes in spiritual direction and counseling. On our pilgrimage, he will provide these opportunities to pilgrims, celebrate Mass at the holy sites, and offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to pilgrims who wish to receive it.

He says, “I realize that, within my vocation to be a religious priest, I am called to serve the people as a counselor and spiritual director. I find my best fulfillment and satisfaction in the ministry of counseling and spiritual direction.”

Outstanding Group Leaders

Your Group Leaders are Catholics committed to the true meaning of pilgrimage. Deacon Tom Fox, KHS, and Mary Jane Fox, LHS, spouses, are the founders and directors of the Pilgrim Center of Hope evangelization apostolate and its Ministry of Pilgrimages. Learn more about the Foxes.

Learn More Today!

This exceptional journey is yours for $5,695.

We invite you to contact Pilgrim Center of Hope for more information: 210-521-3377 or email us using the form below.

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