Category: Pilgrimage 2006

1: Unique journeys to God

When 45 people meet at Johannesburg airport to embark on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Italy (with travel-imposed stop-overs in Cairo), they are certain to have 45 different reasons and expectations. Some...

2: Graces in Galilee

The area around the Sea of Galilee (or Sea of Gennesaret, as the evangelist Luke called it) is my favourite part in a Holy Land itinerary. Here, around the lowest freshwater lake in the...

3: Where rank will not impress

The road to the magnificent Barluzzi-designed church atop Mount Tabor  the site of the transfiguration snakes and winds by way of a succession hairpin bends. Tour buses cannot reach the summit. Pilgrims must, therefore,...

5: Mount of Olives

The Mount of Olives is my favourite part of Jerusalem. This was where Jesus would make his home when visiting the Holy City, where he was arrested, and from where he ascended. More Stories:...