Monday, March 13, 2017

Swiss Guards Make Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Good afternoon!

Today we're bringing you a lovely read out of the National Catholic Register that describes the first time in its 500-year history that the Swiss Guard organized a Holy Land pilgrimage. Michele Chabin of NCR writes that 12 of the 110 guardsmen who protect the Pope on a daily basis toured Christian holy sites throughout Israel and the Palestinian territories last month.

“The main purpose of the trip was to learn more about the places where Jesus lived, where he preached, where he died and was resurrected,” said Father Thomas Widmer, the group’s chaplain, during a visit to the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame in Jerusalem. “For most of us, it is our first time here, and we are full of impressions.”

Learn more about this amazing trip by reading the full article HERE!  

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