In mid-July, Our Lady of the Angels Province friar and Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life of the Catholic Campus Ministry at Elon University, Fr. Peter Tremblay, OFM Conv. led a group of 17 students as participants in Passages Israel.
Through the Christian organization, Passages, Christian college students are offered the opportunity to see the Holy Land, visiting the Biblical sites in Galilee and Jerusalem. Participants were introduced to the contemporary political situation in Israel, while being afforded the opportunity to visit notable locations such as Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, the Dead Sea where they were able to take a swim, the Jordan River where they rededicated their baptism, and the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Friar Peter even had the opportunity to celebrate a Sunday Liturgy for the students at the Franciscan Chapel of the Apparition, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during this powerful and memorable trip.
Learn more about the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, with a focus on the Franciscan Chapel of the Apparition starting at 4:39, in this video created by JerusalemExperience.com.