Holy Land with Franciscan University: June 2018 (SOLD OUT)

18 June 2018 to 29 June 2018

You can watch the full length Pilgrimage below or download it here.


Our Sold-out Group Arrives in Israel

Everyone arrived in good order and ready to go. No luggage lost and we got up to Galilee in good time. However, it was one of our latest arrivals ever since the plane arrived over three hours late. But we’re all settled in and ready for a big day tomorrow starting with the Mass at Mount Tabor (Transfiguration).

About the Pilgrimage


We will be joined by folks associated with Franciscan University and our chaplain will be Fr. Sean Sheridan, president of the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Everyone is welcome!

Steve and Janet have partnered with the same Catholic Nazarene guide for all their trips over the last decade. Amer Shehadeh is a practicing Catholic and a walking encyclopedia. We consider him the finest Christian guide in the Holy Land–and we are not alone in that assessment. Having a Christian guide is very important.

Steve and Janet Ray plan and execute every aspect of this trip–personally. They are with you every step of the pilgrimage.

You’ll enjoy Steve and Janet’s trusted hotels and delicious meals including some amazing dinner experiences away from the typical hotel buffets.

Wine is provided with all dinners along with a wide range of cuisines to experience the Holy Land to it’s fullest.

You will receive their 110-page color handbook, daily YouTube videos so your family and friends can join you virtually every day and a fully edited movie of your trip upon your return home.

Steve personally teaches at the holy sites and shares experiences from over 150 previous trips to Israel and other biblical lands since 1995. We do everything we can to support the local Christians who only make up 1.5% of the population.

Daily Mass at the holiest sites and we pray every Mystery of the Rosary where it took place. Also, pray the Stations of the Cross on the way to Calvary and Mass at the Tomb.

Franciscan Pilgrimages invites you to join this unique and intimate pilgrimage. You will be with like-minded Catholics from around the country for a marvelous pilgrimage through the land of our Lord and Our Lady.

Our priest will be one of Steve and Janet’s good friends who has joined us as chaplain before. His name is Fr. Sean Sheridan. Everyone loves his fine homilies, devout Masses, personal and jovial manner.

 Here is one fun family you will be traveling with!!