Students and young adults, walk along the Lord's path of Providence! With each day centered on personal and community prayer, we follow Christ, encounter his People, and seek steps of freedom in finding and responding to the Lord's call.
sources of spirituality
Dive into Scripture, intentional community, time on Holy Sites, and encountering the Eastern Rites of the Church, even celebrating Divine Liturgy.
Let yourself be captivated by the beauty of creation
Contemplate the breathtaking masterpiece of the Divine Artist as you trek through the desert, swim in the Sea of Galilee, feel the wind from the top of Mount Tabor, and plunge into the Mediterranean Sea.
Encounter Christ on the road less traveled
Leave behind comfort, carry everything on your back, and trust in the Lord's providence as you hike and camp throughout the Holy Land. Discover the reality that "pilgrimage is praying with your feet."
Connect with the Jewish Roots of Christianity
Pray in synagogues, celebrate Shabbat in Jewish homes, worship by the Western Wall, learn Hebrew language and song, and dance, and meet our Rabbi friends to discover Jewish roots of the Faith.
Engage with Modern Israel
Learn your way around the Jewish markets, float in the Dead Sea, meander through the diverse streets of Jerusalem and Hebron, witness to Arabic-speaking Byzantine young people, explore the Holocaust Museum, listen to St. Paul's mission on the Mediterranean shores...
Serve with a Catholic religious community
Extend your trip! Live alongside brothers, sisters, and lay members of the Community of the Beatitudes at the Holy Site of Emmaus where tasks can range from manual labor to working at the Holy Site gift shop to cooking, cleaning, and more! Or to take retreat with the monastic Sisters of Bethlehem.
Meet your Guide!
Sister Magdalit has served as a consecrated sister in the Community of the Beatitudes for 32 years and has earned a Canonic License in Theology from the University of Strasbourg. Having lived in Israel for 12 years, Sister is fluent in Hebrew, and she has been bringing pilgrimages to the Holy Land for over 22 years. Part of her mission lies in working to root out antisemitism, helping others to see the beauty of Jewish faith and culture.