Rome & The Holy Land with the African American Catholic Center & Fr. Chisholm

Rome & The Holy Land with the African American Catholic Center & Fr. Chisholm

from 3,815.00

October 29 - November 9, 2018


Pilgrimage leaders: Anderson and Audrey Shaw, African American Catholic Center for Evangelization

Pilgrimage chaplain: Fr. Gregory Chisholm, SJ, Former Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church


This pilgrimage is full of visits to the actual places where Jesus walked, including the Wedding Church in Cana, the House of the Holy Family, the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Tomb of St. Lazarus. We'll also see the Mount of Temptation, the Dead Sea, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and the Mount of Olives. Go to St. Peter's Square, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum. Spend time in Assisi and see the major basilicas.


Your Pilgrimage Includes...

  • Roundtrip flight from LAX
  • Flight from Tel Aviv to Rome
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 4-Star Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with some dinners
  • Air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets with some tours
  • Professional tour manager & local Catholic guide
  • Sightseeing & admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Daily Mass & spiritual activities offered along the pilgrimage route
  • All tips included


Your Pilgrimage Itinerary...

October 29: Our pilgrimage begins as we depart from Los Angeles (LAX) for an overnight flight to Israel.

October 30: Upon arrival, our Tour Manager will take us to our hotel on the beautiful Mediterranean coast followed by dinner. Overnight Tel Aviv

October 31: Following breakfast we travel up the coastline to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea and then Haifa. We’ll visit the Carmelite Monastery of “Stella Maris” and Elijah’s Grotto, home of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, where our Chaplain will Celebrate Mass. Next, we visit Nazareth and see Mary’s Well, St. Joseph’s Church and the Church of Annunciation. We’ll visit the Wedding Church in Cana, site of Jesus’s first miracle. There will be an opportunity for couples to renew their marriage vows. Overnight Galilee

November 1: Today, we sail across the Sea of Galilee. See the “Jesus Boat,” the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy, and explore Capernaum. See Chorazim, which was cursed by Our Lord because the people did not follow his teachings. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes and have Mass and lunch at the Franciscan Convent. Then to Tabgha, Greek for Seven Springs and the Church of the Multiplication. Overnight Galilee

November 2: We’ll have Mass at Mt. Tabor and the Church of Transfiguration, before passing through breathtaking scenery of Samaria to Jacob’s Well. Stop for lunch in Subasia where you enjoy the traditional delicacies while relaxing in a picturesque spot, then onto Jericho. You will also meet a priest from the local Christian village who shares stories of life in this Biblical setting. This afternoon, follow the Ancient Pilgrims route via the Samaritan Inn to Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem

November 3: Enjoy the view from the Mount of Olives, visit the Church of Pater Noster and the Chapel of Ascension. Walk down the Palm Sunday Road, stopping at the Chapel of Dominus Flevit (the teardrop) where we’ll celebrate Mass. Continue to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. Descend across the Kidron Valley, to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Continue on to Mt. Zion, to visit the room of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb and the Church of the Dormition. Conditions permitting you visit Bethany, site of the house of Mary and Lazarus.
Overnight Jerusalem

November 4: Start the day by visiting Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field and Grotto. See the Church of Nativity built over the birthplace of Our Lord and St. Catherine’s over the tomb of St. Jerome where we’ll celebrate Mass. We’ll also visit the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist, and see the Church of Visitation. Back in Jerusalem, you have a panoramic tour of the New City.
Overnight Jerusalem

November 5: Enter the Old City via Zion Gate, to see the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. See the Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church (birthplace of Mary), the Chapel of Flagellation and Condemnation, the Prison, Ecco Home Arch and onto the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross to the Holy Sepulchre. Tonight we depart for our flight to Rome, Italy. Overnight Rome

November 6: Our day starts with a Papal Audience and visits to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, including the Sistine Chapel. We’ll see the Holy Stairs, the Basilicas of St. Mary Major, St. John the Lateran and the Holy Stairs and St. Paul Outside the Walls. We also stop at the Forum and the Coliseum the centers of activity during Ancient Rome. Overnight Rome

November 7: Today, we’ll visit Assisi, home and foundation of the Franciscan Order. On the way, we’ll stop at Orvieto and the cathedral that was built to commemorate the “Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena.” In Assisi, we’ll visit the church of St. Mary of the Angels and the cave that St. Francis often retired to pray. Following lunch and Mass at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, we take a guided tour of the basilica and journey up the hill to the Church of St. Clare. Remaining of the afternoon spent at leisure in Assisi. Overnight Rome

November 8: Today we visit the Basilicas of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Stl Mary Major. We also visit Santa Pudenziana, one of the oldest churches in Rome, where St. Peter and St. Paul resided for a time. Finally, we visit Santa Prassede, a 9th-century basilica with glorious Byzantine mosaics. Tonight we gather for our Farewell Dinner. Overnight Rome

November 9: With a renewed sense of pilgrimage and an invigorated love of our Catholic faith, we will board our plane for our flight home.


To make a reservation, contact Andy & Audrey Shaw:

Attn: Anderson Shaw
St. Eugene Catholic Church
9505 South Haas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

(323) 777-2106

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