Holy Land

Msgr. Joseph Calise invites you to travel with him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, December 31, 2018 – January 9, 2019.  The Holy Land is often referred to as a 5th Gospel, a land where the people, places and events of the scriptures come to life. Much of the land is as it was centuries ago making it easy to imagine walking along the shores of the Sea of Galilee listening to Jesus and his early disciples. The narrow streets of Old Jerusalem where Jesus carried the cross to his passion make a fitting place to prayerfully walk our own Stations of the Cross. Msgr. Calise will open our eyes to the scriptures in the very places where the stories took place – with liturgy in historic chapels such as the Mt. of Beatitudes, the Grotto of the Annunciation, the Holy Sepulchre and Dominus Flevit. This is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to make a pilgrimage with fellow pilgrims. In addition to visiting historical religious sites we will have a chance to meet people of different cultural and religious heritage, visit local artisans, and sample great food. We will travel during a time when crowds are thinner and sites are more conducive to relaxed and reflective visits! Come join us!  Price:  $3775 per person based on double occupancy – includes round trip flight from JFK, 4-star hotels).  For more information about the program and registration visit:  www.travelillume.com/trc/rkj   (Registration and deposits are due August 1, 2018)