Catholic Pilgrimages

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Basilica of the Agony

The history, tradition and spirituality of a Holy Land pilgrimage cannot be matched anywhere else. Only here can you connect with the place of Jesus’ birth, ministry, death and resurrection and explore the culture of the Land during His lifetime.

Celebrate Mass in the Land of Israel. You’ll connect with the great pilgrimage traditions of the past and return home with memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Walk with me along the Way of the Cross to re-enact Christ’s Passion. Worship with Catholic pilgrims from around the world in the Church of All Nations in Gethsemane.

A visit to Israel is no ordinary sightseeing tour. I’ll do my best to ensure your Israel pilgrimage is a powerful personal experience.

Every tour can be customized to meet your needs and interests. Here are just a few of the places you’re likely to visit on a Catholic pilgrimage with me—in David’s Land.

Yardenit Baptismal Site

Yardenit

It’s often a spiritual highlight of a Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Whether you’re being baptized for the first time, or it’s a confirmation of your baptismal vows, immersion in the Jordan River at this beautiful spot is an experience you’ll never forget.

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Western Wall

Western Wall

The Western Wall is the holiest accessible place on earth for the Jewish People. It represents the collective memory of a nation for more than 2,000 years.

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Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa

Technically speaking, Old Jaffa today is a part of the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo. But Jaffa couldn’t be more different than Tel Aviv.

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Mount Tabor – Church of the Transfiguration

According to Christian tradition, Mount Tabor is one of the possible sites of the Transfiguration of Christ. The current church was built on the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church and a 12th century Crusader church.

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Mount of the Beatitudes

Since the 4th century, Christian pilgrims have been drawn to the site of the Church of the Beatitudes.

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Masada

Masada

There is hardly a visitor to Israel who doesn’t tour the mountain-top fortress at Masada. This site in the Judean Desert near the shores of the Dead Sea is spectacular.

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Akko (Acre)

Akko sea wall

The Old City of Acre is a UNESCO world heritage site. The city is at least 5,000 years old, but attractions connected with its Crusader past, and a period of resurgence during the Ottoman era, are what attract so many visitors today.

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Basilica of the Agony – Church of All Nations (Garden of Gethsemane)

Basilica of the Agony

The Basilica of the Agony enshrines a large slab of rock in the Garden of Gethsemane that is believed to be where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest.

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Capernaum

Capernaum - Orthodox Church of the 12 Apostles

The town of Jesus. Capernaum was the center of Jesus’ public ministry in Galilee.

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Davidson Center / Jerusalem Archaeological Park

Here’s an opportunity to explore the monumental ruins of Herod the Great’s massive expansion of the Second Temple.  Walk along the main street below the Temple Mount.

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Let’s Plan Your Tour

There are so many fascinating places to see and experience in Israel that I can’t list them all here. More sites we might visit together could include:

* Basilica of the Annunciation
* Church of the Holy Sepulchre
* Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves & Fishes
* Church of the Primacy of St. Peter
* Dominus Flevit
* Dormition Abbey
* Ecce Homo Convent
* Kfar Cana Wedding Church
* Qumran
* Room of the Last Supper
* St. Peter in Galicantu Church
* Tel Megiddo
* Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

Contact me and let’s talk about an itinerary that makes the most sense for you.

Meet the Cast

On your tour of Israel, we’ll be delving into quite a bit of history. I’m here to help you get the most out of your trip by putting the places we visit into an historical perspective. By focusing on the countless individuals who’ve left their mark on the Israel you’ll see today, we can bring history to life. So join me. Let’s meet the cast of the drama I call ‘Israel.’ Let me introduce you to some of the cast members of David's Land.