Roy’s May 2023 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land now open for Registration

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Pilgrimage with Roy Schoeman to the Holy Land May 2023

Departs New York City Wednesday May 17 returns Saturday May 27 (9 nights)

The per person cost of $3950* (price reflects cash,check, or funds transfer discount)  includes:

Round-trip air travel from New York City (Newark airport) to Israel, Lodging (double occupancy), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner each day, private Motor Coach, all entrance fees, bus, guides, etc.  Single Occupancy $800* additional if available, land-only price $900 less.

(If comparing pilgrimages, please consider what is included – lunch, most tips, etc.; that this one is 9 nights, not 7 or 8; and there is no added on “fuel surcharge” or “taxes”, which can be as much as $700.)   

This pilgrimage is oriented around prayer and the “Jewish roots” of the Catholic Faith. It is organized and led by well-known Jewish convert, author, and speaker Roy Schoeman. We will be accompanied by a chaplain who will offer daily Mass, celebrated in the Tridentine Rite (“Latin Mass”) when possible.

To maintain the prayerful atmosphere, we will stay entirely in pilgrimage houses run by religious orders (all rooms with private bath):

1st and 2nd nights: Rosary Sisters Guesthouse, Nazareth (walking distance to the Basilica of the Annunciation)

3rd and 4th nights: Benedictine Pilgerhaus on the shore of the Sea of Galilee (at site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes)

5th, 6th, and 7th nights: Casa Nova – Franciscans — in the Old City of Jerusalem, short walk from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

8th and 9th nights: Casa Nova – Franciscans —   in Ein Karem (home of John the Baptist)  

Group will be limited to about 24 pilgrims, ensuring a more prayerful and recollected atmosphere. (Other groups can range from 50 to a few hundred.)

There will be time for serious prayer at all site, and special opportunities for additional prayer in some of the very holiest places (e.g. the Holy Sepulcher, the Cave of the Annunciation)

In addition to all of the usual pilgrimage sites, we will be visit some rarely included with other pilgrimages, such as:

  • Jewish sites, such as  Safed, the ancient and current center of Jewish mysticism, Meron, where hundreds of thousands of Jews come yearly to pray at the tomb of the most renowned Jewish mystical “saint”, the Temple Mount, the Wailing Wall, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
  • Lesser visited New Testament sites such as the Mount of Temptation where Jesus fasted and prayed for 40 days, Kursi where Jesus drove the demons out of the demoniac, Corazin  where Jesus said “Woe unto you, Corazin”,Caesaria Philippi where Jesus told Peter “You are Peter, and on  this rock I will build my church”, the site where St. Stephen the 1st martyr was stoned, etc., Shechem where Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, etc. (Some of these sites may be inaccessible due to security concerns)

*Prices in this brochure reflect a cash discount for payment by check, cash, bank transfer, etc. Payment by credit card approximately 3% higher.