A Christ Centered Pilgrimage & Spiritual Exercises in the Holy Land


    • March 11-22, 2018 (English)
    • April 28-May 9, 2018 (Spanish)

Walk where He walked, pray where He prayed!

Come and Experience the person of Jesus Christ in the Holy Land!

Like a destination wedding, come to a destination retreat!  You are invited to a unique and powerful encounter with Jesus Christ, the same powerful Spiritual Exercises preached by renowned retreat master, Fr. John Hopkins, LC from Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, but in the Holy Land retracing Jesus’ footsteps!

Highlights:  Unique Christ centered itinerary, begins with the infancy of Jesus (Eim Karim, Bethlehem), his baptism (Jericho and Mount of Temptations), his hidden life and Galilean ministry (Nazareth, Cana, Magdala, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Mt. Tabor, Bethany; Jerusalem (Calvary, Mt. of Olives, Mt. Zion, Western Wall and other underground 1st century places).

Daily:  Mass, Rosary, Guided Meditation, time for private silent prayer at each of the pilgrimage sites, time and traffic permitting. We have planned our days to begin early and end early in the evening to allow ample time for prayer and rest. We will pray at practical moments; especially during our traveling periods in the bus.

Click to download Spanish Pilgrimage Brochure      
To register for Spanish Pilgrimage click here

Click to download English Pilgrimage Brochure
To register for English Pilgrimage click here


The Pilgrimage Team

  • Fr. John Hopkins, LC, Retreat Master and Spiritual Director
  • Fr. John Paul Durán, LC, Spiritual Director
  • Fr. Jacobo Muñoz, LC, Retreat Master and Spiritual Director (Spanish Pilgrimage)
  • Cris Tallent, Pilgrimage Tour Coordinator

Tour operated by:

  • Elite Travel and Via Emmaus Tours, Ltd.


  • For information about the trip and booking please contact:
    Cristina Tallent, Pilgrimage Tour Coordinator


Come: Experience where He was born, where He lived, where He worked, where He died and where He rose!

Day 1    The Visitation: Ein Karem and Transfer to Jerusalem

Day 2    His Birth: Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field, Milk Grotto

Day 3    His Baptism and Temptations: Jericho, Judean Desert

Day 4    His Early: Life: Nazareth, Cana

Day 5    The Calling of His Apostles: Tabga, Magdala, Primacy

Day 6    His Public Ministry: Beatitudes, Capernaum, Caesarea Philippi

Day 7    His Transfiguration: Mt. Tabor, Jocob’s Well

Day 8    The Raising of Lazarus: Bethany, Qum Ran & Dead Sea

Day 9    His entry into Jerusalem & Last Days: 1st Cent Jerusalem

Day 10  His Passion and Crucifixion: Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher

Day 11 –His Resurrection and Pentecost: Holy Tomb, Abu Gosh

Day 12  Return USA

Unique Pilgrimage Experience: 

Combined Pilgrimage and Spiritual Exercises!

Retreat Master & Spiritual Directors: English: 

Fr. John Hopkins, LC & Fr. John Paul Durán, LC

Spanish: Fr. Jacobo Muñoz, LC

Exclusive Itineraries Designed by Cris Tallent

2018 Prices: 

English $2,969 + Air  March 11-22, Fr. John Hopkins & Fr. John Paul Durán

Spanish: $2,885+ Air (10 days) April 28-May 9th, Fr. Jacobo Muñoz, LC

Double room occupancy basis 


Booking Information

Please download the brochure.