Like a destination wedding, come to a destination retreat!  You are invited to a unique and powerful encounter with Jesus Christ, in the same vein as the potent Spiritual Exercises preached here at Our Lady of Bethesda, but in the Holy Land while we retrace Jesus’ footsteps, praying where he prayed and seeing what he saw!

2020 Spiritual Exercises in the Holy Land - A Destination Retreat

"And the Word became flesh - Here!"

Holy Land Pilgrimage: 

Come and see where He made His dwelling!


  • March 14 - 26, 2020 
     “Come and experience the land of Jesus, walk where He walked, pray where He prayed”  – a uniquely Christ centered pilgrimage, especially designed to 'peel away' over 2000 years of history, to facilitate a deep and personal encounter with the person of Jesus Christ.  We follow the life of Christ 'in order' - living each day the memorable moments in the life of Christ.  With Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC as Chaplain and Spiritual director in a Cris Tallent designed itinerary.


  • All inclusive land price from $3,545* per person on double occupancy basis.  Registration deadline 60 days prior to departure and must be accompanied by $700 deposit.  *Minimum participation 21 persons, if less than 20 participants price will be $4,675 per person.  Single room supplement $1,020.  Minimum number of participants 10, maximum number 28.  Hotels Notre Dame Jerusalem Center and Notre Dame of Magdala Guest House - It's finally open!  Questions? Contact Cris at 


  • To Register - On line Registration will open soon.  Please contact Cris Tallent directly at or call Our Lady of Bethesda at 301-365-0612.


For Pilgrmage Brochure Click Here 

Optional Jordan Pilgrimage Extension

Optional Pilgrimage Adventure to Jordan March 26-31, 2020

Petra, Mount Nebo, Um ar Rassas plus the grand adventure: "Glamping" in the Wadi Rum!  From $1,395** in double occupancy with a minimum of 15 participants.  With 10 participants $1,645 in double room accupancy basis.  Single rooms $265.



Walk where He walked, pray where He prayed!
Come and Experience the person of Jesus Christ in the Holy Land!

Unique Christ-centered itinerary, begins with the infancy of Jesus: (Eim Karim, Bethlehem), his Baptism and Temptations: (Jericho and Mount of Temptations), his hidden life: (Nazareth), his Galilean Ministry (Cana, Magdala, Tabgha, Primacy, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Mount Tabor); his entry into Jerusalem, his Passion, Death and Resurrection: (Bethany, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Holy Sepulcher, Temple steps, Temple Mount, Western Wall and other underground 1st century places in Jerusalem).

Daily Mass, Rosary, Guided Meditations, time for private silent prayer at each of the pilgrimage sites, time and traffic permitting. We have planned our days to begin early and end early in the evening to allow ample time for prayer and rest.  This is a physically demanding pilgrimage.

Fr. Peter

Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC, Retreat Master and Spiritual Director 

Cris on the Mount of the  Beatitudes

Cris Tallent, Itinerary Designer, Pilgrimage Escort and Coordinator

For information about the Pilgrimages and booking please contact:
Cris Tallent, Pilgrimage Escort and Coordinator

Find more details about itinerary and travel by downloading the Brochure below.

2020 Holy Land Pilgrimage Brochure          Jordan Extension Pilgrimge 2020 1