For many people a trip to the Holy Land is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We believe that to fully make use of the potential of a pilgrimage, it is necessary to combine the visit to the holy sites with times for reflection, prayer and study.
Saxum aims to offer a place where people from all over the world can feel at home in the Holy Land and can obtain the spiritual means and essential instruction and resources to enter more deeply into the Gospels, preparing them for a deeply personal and transformative encounter with Jesus Christ.
Our vision is that a stay or visit to Saxum would have the same effect as those hours the disciples had on the road to Emmaus: a time to be with Christ, and an opportunity to renew our lives.
The overall purpose of the Saxum Project in Israel is to offer people from all over the world a better understanding of the history of Israel in all of its facets.
“And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?”
(Lk 24, 31-32)
These words of the disciples are the inspiration for what Saxum aims to offer its guests:
- The experience of a personal encounter with the Living Christ – “our hearts burn within us”-following his footsteps in the holy places.
- The opportunity to enrich our prayer – “while he talked to us on the road” – learning to live the scenes of the Gospel.
- The resources to study the Bible and its context- “while he opened to us the scriptures”- to deepen in us the revealed Word.