The HOLY LAND CHRISTIAN ECUMENICAL FOUNDATION
The LATIN PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM
Invite you on the
Living Stones Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
In Honor of the
Pontifical Year of Faith
April 16 – May 1, 2013
In the Year of Faith, it is important to promote pilgrimages to the Holy Land, the place which first saw the presence of Jesus, the Savior, and Mary, his Mother. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Rome, January 6, 2012
“I intend to strengthen and encourage the Christians of the Holy Land, who must face numerous difficulties on a daily basis. As successor of the apostle Peter, I will communicate to them the closeness and support of the entire body of the Church. Moreover, I will be a pilgrim of peace, in the name of the one God who is Father of all.”–His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
“Welcome my dear friends! I invite you to be the guest of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land and to be in communion with the Catholics of the Holy Land. Share in their reality and their joys, reflect and consider your opportunity to serve your Mother Church. There is no substitute for a realtangible experience. Come, see and enjoy! A pilgrimage is a great experience, but what is most important is that we encourage a pilgrimage where you can meet, break bread and visit the home of one of the Living Stones, the children of the Bible. I await your visit!” –H.B. Patriarch Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Chair, HCEF Advisory Board
Join us as we answer the call of His Holiness and His Beatitude, to discover the roots of faith in the land where Jesus walked.
Meet the children of the bible, the “Living Stones” descended from the first Christians.
Visit and pray at the holy sites of Jordan, Palestine & Israel.
With this HCEF Living Stones Pilgrimage, you will be far more than a visitor to the Holy Land. Through our program, you will travel as a guest of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and other Christian Churches – which means you will receive a warm welcome in all the Christians Churches, and a firsthand perspective on the lives and values of Christians in the Holy Land and the unique challenges and opportunities they face.
REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
(301) 951-9400 ext. 210