Holy Land

with Fr. Joseph Lehman, TOR

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An Advent Pilgrimage to Remember

Begin Advent 2023 on pilgrimage in the Holy Land with Father Joe Lehman, TOR, minister provincial of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Visit Nazareth, site of the Annunciation, Bethlehem, where Christ was born, and of course the many sites of Jerusalem.


Informational Flyer

Itinerary for Holy Land

Subject to change

Sunday, November 26

Depart for the Holy Land

  • Overnight Flight to Holy Land

Monday, November 27

Arrive in Tel Aviv

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Hotel check-in

Tuesday, November 28

The Annunciation

  • Caesara
  • Stella Maris (Haifa)
  • Nazareth
  • Cana
  • Tiberias

Wednesday, November 29

The Ministry of Christ in Galilee

  • Tiberias: Sea of Galilee
  • Miracle site Tabgha
  • Capernaum

Thursday, November 30

The Transfiguration

  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jericho
  • Jerusalem

Friday, December 1

The Visitation and Nativity

  • Jerusalem temple model
  • Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem

Saturday, December 2

Early Years in Jerusalem

  • Bethany
  • Dead Sea

Sunday, December 3

Palm Sunday & Agony in the Garden

  • Mount of Olives
  • Gethsemane
  • Mount Zion
  • Western Wall

Monday, December 4

The Way of the Cross

  • Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa
  • Holy Sepulchre
  • Site of Calvary
  • Jesus's Tomb

Tuesday, December 5

Return Home

  • Return flights home
Franciscan Univeristy has partnered with 206 Tours to journey with you on this pilgrimage.

Fr. Joseph Lehman, TOR

Spiritual Leader

Father Joseph Lehman, TOR, is the minister provincial of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Franciscans of the Third Order Regular, comprised of about 100 priests and brothers. Among his duties, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Franciscan University of Steubenville and St. Francis University, in Loretto, Pennsylvania.


About the Holy Land

The Holy Land has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years—and has changed the lives of many pilgrims who have followed in Christ's footsteps.

Projected weather for

November 26 - December 5, 2023

60°/ 44° F

  • 9 days with some rainfall
  • 10 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity

Our lives can become very busy. That busyness can overwhelm us, and often times, we need to intentionally set aside time to quiet our hearts and turn our attention to God.

On a Catholic pilgrimage, you will not only experience a silence and atmosphere helpful for prayer, but you will travel in community, guided by spiritual leaders and supported by fellow pilgrims.

We invite you to join the Franciscan University community as we embark on a pilgrimage of faith!


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