Holy Land Pilgrimage at Weber Center

June 4 - 9, 2018
3:30 p.m. Monday - 1:00 p.m. Saturday

Unable to travel in person to the Holy Land? This is an opportunity for you to experience a journey and place without leaving the country.

“…When I least expected it, the Spirit rushed in, [and I was] surprised by tears, surprised by joy. The pilgrimage was lifechanging in ways I could not have guessed, and the gifts continue to be revealed nearly every day.”

Thus, one student pilgrim summed up her experience of the Holy Land Pilgrimage with words travelers have used for over 1,600 years — “once we meet Jesus in the land he called home, our relationship with him is forever transformed.”

As we become acquainted with the religious, cultural, and sociopolitical realities that were the Judaism of Jesus’ day, lived under Roman occupation, we will read the Gospel narratives with a new and deepened grasp of how Jesus experienced his world and how he struggled to effect God’s reign within it, a struggle that continues to this day in his homeland and in every land. The Holy Land Pilgrimage at Weber Center has been designed with the hope that each pilgrim will experience the Jesus of ancient Palestine and the Jesus of today with an immediacy that gives us access anew to his living presence among us.

Our pilgrimage will start at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Madaba, Jordan, where pilgrims since Byzantium gathered to “map” the holy sites. From there, we will travel to Nazareth, the Judean desert, Capernaum, throughout Galilee, and then on to Bethlehem and Jerusalem, where we will conclude our pilgrimage with Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. A special appearance will be made by Helena of Constantinople, who is recognized as a saint in both the eastern and western churches.

Roland Calvert, OSFS, is a member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. He taught for 22 years and served as chaplain at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse for 22 years. In 2008, he spent an extended period of study at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. Roland has visited every part of the Holy Land.
Carol Johannes, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, Michigan, has been involved in the ministry of spiritual direction. She has conducted workshops, addressed groups exploring issues of spirituality, provided days of prayer, and directed retreats throughout the United States and beyond. In 2008, Carol joined the group from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago who journeyed to Israel to make the Holy Land Retreat.
Cheryl Liske, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, Michigan, has spent the last 20-plus years as a community organizer with the Gamaliel Network, working with the Interfaith Community in the urban areas of Michigan. Cheryl has traveled twice to the Holy Land with a group led by Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos (Couchell), special consultant to Archbishop Dimitrios of America on Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Affairs.
Karen McDermott is an Adrian Dominican Associate, a wife of 43 years, mother of three, grandmother of four, and a sister to Sister Cheryl Liske. She works as a case worker for the St. Vincent DePaul Society in Wayne/ Westland, Michigan. Karen is also a full-time costumer for a children’s theater group. Although never having visited the Holy Land, being the official “roadie” for years, she has learned and seen more than many of those who actually have been to the Holy Land.
Anneliese Sinnott, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Adrian, Michigan. She recently retired from the position of professor of systematic theology at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Anneliese participated in two trips to the Holy Land, in 2009 and in 2010.

 

Cost (meals and snacks included)
Single Occupancy: $425
Double Occupancy (per person): $325
Commuter: $225
Adrian Dominican Sister: $170
 

 

Weber Center Programs

 

Click here to register online.
If you prefer, you may download the
registration form or call (517) 266-4000.

A non-refundable deposit
in the amount indicated for each event
must accompany registration.

Please make checks payable to:
Weber Retreat and Conference Center
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793

 

 

 

 

 


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