reunion '97 pilgrimage

January 15-22, 2022

$1900-2400 + airfare

in our 25th reunion year,

what a great way to have quality time to catch up!

what a group of people to share the trip of a lifetime! 

  • 8-day basic trip, extra days optional, for free time in Jerusalem, guiding available, or custom itineraries elsewhere in Israel, Jordan, etc.
  • Prices vary according to room preferences, number of pilgrims, extra days, reservation possibilities, & early bird discounts
  • Limited spaces, preference to '97 Fairview alumni and spouses; you are welcome to have others (even BHS grads or '96/'98 grads) fill out the interest form; we may do a similar trip in subsequent years
  • All included except tips ($60?), extra booze, 2 meals on your own, and shopping
  • Fr. Tony Ariniello is your guide, with support from interns. We love to hike, to swim, to learn some Jewish and Eastern Christian songs, to encounter locals, to allow time for prayer and reflection, and to keep it simple for accommodations and food 
  • Group Scripture meditations and prayer times led by Fr. Tony and various pilgrims; he'll celebrate Mass most days, and anyone is free to join
  • You book your flight, we'll meet you at the Tel Aviv airport
  • All expenses patronize local small businesses
  • Any proceeds will go to our mission of sustaining a Christian presence in the middle East and bringing college students here for formation and service (see video below)

  • JERUSALEM

    • Walk 40 min in running spring water through Hezekiah's tunnel to the pool of Siloam

    • Explore the tunnels and ruins of the Temple
    • Shabbat Jewish praise at the Western Wall

    • Way of the Cross/Holy Sepulchre

    • Guided tour of the Jewish open market in Jerusalem with an amazing local expert

    • Visit the church and meet the bishop of local Arabic Christians

  • GALILEE

    • The hometown of Jesus in Nazareth

    • Hike up the Mount of the Beatitudes and pray in the cave of Jesus' solitude
    • Walk 5k along the shores from the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes to Capernaum
    • Hike up to Christ's Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor

  • DESERT AND BEYOND

    • Cave of Christ's birth...and shopping! in Bethlehem

    • Walk/swim on the shores of the Mediterranean at the huge Roman ruins of Caesarea

    • Float in the Dead Sea

    • Renew your baptismal promises at the Jordan River

    • Hike the Road to Emmaus

    • Visit the Mosque, Synagogue, and Tombs of Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca, and Jacob & Leah in Hebron