Pilgrims on the Advent Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Bishop Michael McCarthy, December 2022
In the spirit of Advent, a group of pilgrims led by Bishop Michael McCarthy, Bishop of Rockhampton, reflectively journeyed on an Advent Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. What a unique experience to be in Bethlehem during the Christmas season! See their photos below.
The 2022 Harvest Pilgrimage to the Holy Land was a life-changing experience for me. I lived the 5th Gospel with a wonderful group of people including fellow pilgrims, guides, spiritual guides and the amazing Colleen. No better way to prepare for Christmas.
My pilgrimage to the Holy Land was absolutely incredible. To see sights mentioned in the Bible and learn more about the current countries of Palestine, Israel and Jordan is something I will never forget. It reinvigorated my excitement for teaching about the Old Testament and the life of Jesus and deepened my faith in ways I didn’t know possible. I cannot wait to share my new knowledge with others.
I would highly recommend Harvest Pilgrimages to anyone who has a desire to walk in the Footsteps of Jesus. It was a journey with friends, even though I knew no one at the start. The knowledgeable guides helped to break open the Word of God and Bishop Michael enhanced this with the most prayerful, memorable, Holy Masses at spectacular sights. This pilgrimage will be relived every day of my life!
I have now returned from a wonderful trip to Israel. May I say how much I appreciated Colleen, and previously Monica, and her care for all of us on pilgrimage. We have been so blessed by their guidance and care.