The Holy Land

Sea of Galilee

Tiberias at the Sea of Galilee

+972 4 672 10 59

Tiberias, Izrael

8.00 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Tiberias at the Sea of Galilee According to the Gospel, many people from Tiberias sailed to Capharnaum to meet Jesus. The ancient Christian tradition shows the presence of a large Judeo-Christian community there. Later tradition concentrated the memory of many evangelical episodes in Tiberias.Continue Reading

Shepherds Field

The sanctuary of the Shepherds Field in Bethlehem

970 02 277 24 13

Bayt Sahur

Every day: 8.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Some shepherds, amongst the most despised of the Jewish people, went to adore Jesus. Dazzled by a great light, an angel brought them the tidings of joy that the long-awaited saviour had been born. And they heard a host of angels praising God who, by sending the Messiah to the earth, had shown His greatness to the celestial court and given salvation to men.Continue Reading

Garden of Gethsemane

The Sanctuary and the Garden of Gethsemane

+972 2 626 6430

Gethsemane, Jeruzalem

Summer (April-September): 8.00 – 18.00 Winter (October-March): 8.00 – 17.00

Gethsemane: preserve the past and train the future A project to preserve the Church of Gethsemane and to train the restorers and mosaic workers of tomorrow. The restoration and conservation took place through the coordination of Association pro Terra Sancta and Mosaic Center of Jericho, under the scientific supervision of a special committee of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. See more Catholic Shrines and pilgrimages in the Holy Land. See top 15 Catholic shrines in the world.Continue Reading

sanctuary in Naim

The Sanctuary in Naim

04 657 25 01

Nein, Israel

Opening hours Every day: 5.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

The sanctuary in Naim The village of Naim on the northern slope of Jebel Dahi owes its fame to the Gospel: it is remembered only because it is where Jesus resuscitated the widow’s son. Biblical readings – Resurrection of the widow’s son Soon afterward he journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.Continue Reading


The Sanctuary in Jericho

+972 2 232 25 32


Sanctuary Visiting Hours Summer: 8.00-12.00; 14.30-18.00 Winter: 8.00-12.00; 14.30-17.00

The Sanctuary in Jericho Located near the Jordan River, Jericho is a very ancient city whose oldest ruins are those of a settlement dating to 8000 years before Christ. The west bank of the river is for christians the usual place for pilgrimages in memory of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.Continue Reading


The Sanctuary in Emmaus

+970 2247 36 12

Emmaus 91001, Abu Ghosh, Jerusalem District, Izrael

Sanctuary Visiting Hours Summer: 8:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm Winter: 8:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm

Emmaus The tradition accepted and followed by the Franciscans of the Holy Land identifies this sanctuary with the memory of the appearance of the Resurrected Lord to the two disciples of Emmaus, Cleopas and Simeon. “Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” Luke 24:13-35. See more Catholic Shrines and pilgrimages in the Holy Land.Continue Reading

Cana of Galilee

The Sanctuary of Cana of Galilee

972 4 651 70 11

Kafr Kanna, Israel

Sanctuary Visiting Hours Summer: 8:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 6:00pm Winter: 8:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Cana of Galilee At Cana in the Galilee, Jesus performed his first miracle, changing water into wine at the request of Mary, his Mother. In this way, Jesus manifested his divine glory and kindled the faith of his disciples.Continue Reading


The Sanctuary of Bethphage

02 628 43 52

Bethphage, Jeruzalem

Sanctuary Visiting Hours 8.00-12.00; 14.00-17.00

Bethphage sanctuary The sanctuary of Bethphage is located on the eastern part of the Mount of Olives. This is the site of the celebration of the beginning of Jesus’ messianic entrance into the Holy City while the disciples and the crowd enthusiastically sang “Hosanna”. See more Catholic Shrines and pilgrimages in the Holy Land. See top 15 Catholic shrines in the world.Continue Reading

Acre Israel

Acre Israel

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Acre, Israel

Acre Israel The old town of Acre Israel has been the scene of numerous historical events. Due to its strategic location on the coast, this town has been inhabited by many peoples over the centuries. Returning from his third journey, after having called at Tyre and having stayed in the city for a week and meeting the disciples again, Paul, with Luke, embarked for Ptolemais (the name given to Acre by the Greeks).Continue Reading

The Desert of St John the Baptist

The Desert of St John the Baptist

+972. 2 641.67.15

Even Sapir, Jeruzalem, Izrael

Covent opening hours: 8.00-18.00

Ain Karem – The Desert of St John the Baptist  After the Sanctuaries of the Visitation and of the birthplace of St John the Baptist , the hermitage of The Desert of St. John commemorates the place where the Precursor found refuge after fleeing from the Massacre of the Innocents. It includes the Sanctuary, the Grotto, the spring and the Tomb of Elizabeth. See more Catholic Shrines and pilgrimages in the Holy Land.Continue Reading

Church of the Visitation

The Church of the Visitation

+972. 2 641.72.91

Church of the Visitation, Jeruzalem, Izrael

Sanctuary Visiting Hours Summer: 8:00am to 12:00pm; 2:30pm to 6:00pm Winter: 8:00am to 12:00pm; 2:30pm to 6:00pm

Ain Karem – The Church of the Visitation From the church of S. John to that of The Church of the Visitation, there is a spring called the “Virgin Spring” by the pilgrims of the fourteenth century. According to tradition, it was here that Mary met her cousin Elizabeth and sang a hymn of praise (the Magnificat), a song of gratitude to God.Continue Reading

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