The light tinkling of their sticks resounds on the stones walked on by millions of other pilgrims, but a few more doors open to them. Like the one in the Garden of Gethsemane… in order to touch and measure the centuries-old olive trees in the garden where Jesus was betrayed and arrested.
“To be able to enter the very place where Jesus began his Passion is a great emotion.”
Marco, 29, a degree and a job in the Bank is in Jerusalem with 11 other blind young people, like him. It’s the third time they’ve gone all abroad together, accompanied by their instructors, but this trip is very special.
“The Nativity, touching the place where Jesus was born was a heart-pounding experience.” A week in the footsteps of Jesus, also through the encounter with those who today live in the land where he was born.
Mobility orientation instructor
“All doors not open, wide open. From everyone and there was no need to ask, it came naturally.
” ANDREA CRISERA’
“What struck me most was the multi-ethnicity of this place, which is so often described as a dangerous place of war; then you come here and see how people try to live together.”
In the school of the Custody of the Holy Land in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, there are 45 blind children welcoming their Italian friends.
“They have left me, humanly, emotions and sensations that enrich my person and open my mind and my culture.”