PILGRIMAGE TO BASILICA GUADALUPE, MEXICO

HISTORICAL FACTS OF HOLYLAND

      The Holy Land is an area roughly located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea that also includes the Eastern Bank of the Jordan River. Traditionally, it is synonymous with both the biblical Land of Israel and historical Palestine. The term usually refers to a territory roughly corresponding to the modern State of Israel, the Palestinian territories, western Jordan, and parts of southern Lebanon and southwestern Syria. It is considered holy by Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

MARY MAGADALENE

        Saint Mary Magdalene, sometimes called simply the Magdalene, was a Jewish woman who, according to texts included in the New Testament, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers. She is also said to have witnessed Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Within the four Gospels she is named at least 12 times.

ANCIENT LAND OF OPHIR

       Ophir The Ancient-Name of the islands of the Philippines. (Only the descendants of Levites DatuGerson, Datu Merari and few descendants of Datu Cohat reachedthe island of Ophir, but the HighPriest comes in the lineage of Aaronleft in Yahrushalom).

VILLAGE OF NAZARETH

       Nazareth Village is an open-air museum in Nazareth, Israel, that reconstructs and reenacts village life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus. The village features houses, terraced fields, wine and olive presses all built to resemble those that would have been in a Galilee village in the 1st century. Muslim and Christian living history enactors dress in period costume and show visitors how farm, domestic, and craft work was performed two thousand years ago.

MARY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

      A Major Stop Beside Basilica The Mary of Nazareth international Centre is a new non-profit project of the French association « Marie de Nazareth », run by the Chemin Neuf community. It welcomes thousands of visitors each year since it’s opening on January 2012. Intended for pilgrims as well as local people, the Centre uses modern technologies in order to make you discover or rediscover the Christian faith.