Holy Land with Fr. Mark Beard

  • Destination: Holy Land
  • Duration: 12 days

Date: December 2-13, 2019

Spiritual Director: Fr. Mark Beard

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: New Orleans, Louisiana

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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.

• Airport Transfer by Luxury Motor Coach
• Round Trip Airfare from New Orleans 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

& Add-ons
• Travel Cancellation and Interruption Insurance
• Lunches ($20/day)
• Meals While in Transit
• Tips ($165 collected at journey departure)
• Single Room Supplement
• Flight Upgrades or Deviations

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

• Peter’s Primacy
• Mount of the Beatitudes
• Nazareth
• Grotto of the Annunciation
• Mount Carmel
• Stella Maris
• Church of the Nativity
• Mount of Olives
• Gethsemane
• St. Peter in Gallicantu
• Via Dolorosa
• Holy Sepulcher
• St. Anne’s Church
• Pools of Bethesda
• Bethany (Home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha)

Beatitudes Mountain• Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria
• Cave of St. Jerome
• Qumran
• Caesarea Philippi
• Dead Sea Scrolls
• Mount Tabor with a Half-day Retreat
• Caesarea by the Sea
• Capernaum
• Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee
• Cana
• Bethsaida
• Tabgha, site of the Miracle of Multiplication



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.