Holy Land with Dr. Scott Hahn – May 2011

15 May 2011 to 30 May 2011

About the Pilgrimage

Pilgrim’s Shared Photos and Comments

Glenn Juday’s Excellent Journal of Holy Land Pilgrimage, page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tara & Mike Ortiz’s Photos (Days 1-3), (Day 4), (Day 5), (Day 6), (Day 7), (Day 8)
Abel & Mercedes Rodriguez photos.
You probably saw Alyssa carrying around her professional camera, here are her photos.
Lee Marsh’s photos on facebook.

Daily Youtube Videos

Everyone arrived safely and ready to go – with smiles on their faces! All except 15 whose flight was canceled to New York due to bad weather. They are flying over the Atlantic and Europe as I write and will arrive at 12:30 PM today (Wednesday). The others all arrived in good spirits, had a great dinner and a good night’s sleep.

The 15 Lost Sheep

Great second day! Pilgrims delayed in Detroit by bad weather joined us today. Bravo!

Day 3 PART 1: Starting the day with emotional renewal of wedding vows in Cana of Galilee. Then to Nazareth for Mass at the very cave where the angel Gabriel arrived with the greeting “Hail, you who have been made full of grace.” It was a great event. We toured the house of the Holy Family then had a great lunch in a medieval castle – well at least it felt like it.

PART II: Great lunch in Nain which is a biblical city where Jesus raised a dead man. Then to Mount Tabor where the Transfiguration took place – including the exciting ride up and down the mountain and more.

Day 4 PART I: Galilee Boat Ride, Mass in Caparnaum over Peter’s House.

Part II:

Day 5 PART I: Very busy. All is well. Yesterday we had Mass at the Tomb of Christ and spent the day in Bethlehem. My friend Bishop Shomali, bishop of Jerusalem, then came to meet our group in the evening.

Day 5 PART II:

Day 6: Gethsemane for Mass, Western Wall, Church of Dormition, Upper Room, Panoramic view of Jerusalem, Visitation, Dr. Hahn’s talk.

Day 7 PART I: Walking the Way of the Cross with Our Lord.

Day 7 PART II: Israel Museum model of 1st century Jerusalem, Shrine if the Book, Jericho, Qumran, swimming in the Dead Sea, Camel rides, talks and more.

DEAD SEA short video:

Day 8 PART I: Whirlwind morning to allow free afternoon in Jerusalem.

Day 8 PART II:
Free time, fun run and walk around Jerusalem Wall, good eating and more.

Day 8 PART III: Farewells

Pre-Pilgrimage Letters

Letter #1 – Introduction, Things you will receive in the mail.
Letter #2 – Preparation, What you should bring, the weather, etc.
Letter #3 – What to expect when you arrive, who you’ll meet, shopping, schedule.