The Holy Land

November 7-18, 2021

After a year when the pandemic canceled all pilgrimages, we will return to our spiritual home to reflect on the scriptures. In Jerusalem, we visit the Mt of Olives, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Way of the Cross, Western Wall, Massada, Judean Wilderness, Ein Gedi, Emmaus and then to the Galilee, visiting Mt. Carmel, Jaffa, Nazareth, Cana, Caesaria, Sea of Galilee, Capharnaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, and Mt. Tabor.  Mass and scripture prayer services daily at holy sites. Israel has been aggressive with the COVID vaccination program. Mandated protocols will be followed and vaccination is required for the sake of others.

Cost: $4,600 (double occupancy – covers air transportation from Chicago/Tel Aviv, and all hotels, dinners, and breakfasts, guide and private bus and driver – and other benefits listed in the brochure)

Carmelite and Colonial Spain

April 21-May 4, 2022

Beginning at the walled city of Avila, following in the footsteps and spirituality of Sts. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, the great Carmelite Doctors of mysticism and spirituality. We will visit Avila, Alba de Tormes, Salamanca, Fontiveros, and Segovia. We also include history and heritage of Spain, including the Islamic and colonial elements. Thus we visit Granada, Cordoba and Seville, along with Madrid and Toledo. Spain is a wonderful country, rich in history and heritage. It hosted the golden age of enlightemnent, when Christianity, Judaism and Islam co-existed with a great sense of peace, wisdom and mutual respect. Parallel schools of mysticism and spirituality mutually enriched each other. Reactionary Catholicism manifested in the Inquisition, eventually destroyed this time of enlighted peace when the Jews and Moslems were expelled from Catholic Spain in 1492.

Cost: $4,550 – double occupancy covers air transportation from Chicago (New York and New Jersey departures are possible), and all hotels, dinners, and breakfasts, guide and private bus and driver – and other benefits which will be listed in the brochure

For further information, full brochure and registration form, please email the Carmelite Spiritual Center, [email protected].