Holy Land with Fr. Aaron Melancon

  • Destination: Holy Land
  • Duration: 11 days

Date: October 17 – 27, 2021

Spiritual Director: Fr. Aaron Melancon

Join us for a journey of a lifetime on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord’s homeland. It is an encounter that has changed the lives of many pilgrims, and it is an act of faith and prayer.

We are currently accepting registrations. Gateway: Duson, Louisiana

In His Footsteps
With a spiritual director to lead daily Mass and prayers, each day of your pilgrimage you will have time to renew and affirm your faith; to pray and reflect.
Inclusions
• Airport Transfer by Luxury Motor Coach
• Round Trip Airfare from Houston to Tel Aviv
• Ground Transportation by Luxury Motor Coach
• Hotel Accommodations (3 or 4-star, Double Occupancy)
• Meals (All Breakfasts and Dinners)
• Spiritual Director
• Magnificat Travel Escort
• Local Experienced and Multilingual Tour Guide
• Masses and Spiritual Activities Coordinated
• Cover Charges, Entrance Fees and/or Registration Fees
• Orientation & Pre-Departure Meetings
• Hospitality Packet
• Early Registration Discounts or Interest-Free Payment Plans available


Exclusions
& Add-ons
• Travel Insurance
• Lunches ($10-15/day)
• Meals While in Transit
• Tips ($165 collected at journey departure)
• Single Room Supplement
• Flight Upgrades

Pricing & Payment
Please call for pricing.

For more information:
E-mail: info@holytravels.org
Phone: 337.291.1933
Toll free: 877.454.7469
Fax: 337.291.1935

Itinerary Highlights*

Galilee
• Church of the Primacy of St. Peter
• Mount of the Beatitudes
• Nazareth
– St. Joseph’s Church/ Home of the Holy Family
– Grotto of the Annunciation
• Mount Tabor
• Capernaum
• The Sea of Galilee (boat ride)
• Tabgha – site of the Miracle of Multiplication

Bethlehem
• Church of the Nativity
• Shepherds’ Field

Jerusalem
• Mount of Olives
• Gethsemane
• St. Peter in Gallicantu
• Church of Dominus Flevit
• Via Dolorosa
• Holy Sepulchre

Haifa
• Mount Carmel/Cave of Elijah
• Stella Maris

Jericho area
• Dead Sea
• Dead Sea Scrolls
• Qumran

*Based on availability

 

The Pilgrim Experience

• At the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon of the Mount, pilgrims celebrate Mass in the garden overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Pilgrims renew their Baptismal promises at the Jordan River.

• At Mt. Tabor and the Church of Transfiguration, pilgrims feel the presence of God at the site of the Transfiguration, the last time Jesus was in the area of Galilee.

• At the Church of the Visitation, where Mary and Elizabeth met while both pregnant, pilgrims hear the Magnificat in multiple languages.

• Pilgrims take a “floating experience” at the Dead Sea.

Adapted from experiences by Luis A. Meza, M.D.
Carmelite Monastery, Lafayette La.

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