The Sisters and Associates of Bon Secours invite you to join us for this 12-day experience of “Walking in the Heart of Faith.” We leave for Israel from JFK in New York on Monday, February 6 and return on Friday, February 17, 2023.
Pilgrimage hosts Amy Kulesa and Linda Mastro have both traveled to Israel and were so touched by the experience that they wanted to return, this time with members of the Bon Secours family. We call this pilgrimage “Walking in the Heart of Faith” to remind us that we will be stepping on holy ground as we deepen our relationship with our Christian faith and with one another.
The primary intention for the pilgrimage is to enter the Holy Land as pilgrims ready to learn, observe and reflect on the history of our faith as Christians. Pilgrims are also encouraged to travel with open hearts and minds, ready to engage in dialogue with other faith traditions, specifically Judaism and Islam, to which we have historical and spiritual ties.
Travel to the Holy Land can be uplifting, energizing and inspiring. Pilgrimage also entails long days, lots of walking and flexibility. The hosts will soften the challenge on bodies and minds with time for prayer, reflection and conversation.
The pilgrim group has begun to meet monthly via Zoom. At each meeting the group focuses on some aspect of pilgrimage that will help build community and prepare ourselves in body, mind, and spirit in the months ahead.
The pilgrimage tour company is Educational Opportunities. EO is a faith-based tour company with decades of experience in the Holy Land. EO has been closely monitoring the situation in Israel during the pandemic. The tour company resumed hosting pilgrimages to the Holy Land in the summer of 2021. Their reports confirm that Israel is taking extraordinary precautions to ensure the good health of residents and travelers. At this point and for the foreseeable future, everyone who enters Israel must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
May your prayer guide you as you consider this opportunity to walk in the heart of our Christian faith.
View the pilgrimage itinerary at https://bit.ly/BonSecoursHolyLand2023.
To reserve a space on this pilgrimage, please contact our EO representative, Claudia Shultz, phone: 863-648-0383, ext. 338; email:
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