International Program Spotlight
Calling all alumni and friends of Xavier!
In this unique program, you will explore the Holy Land through the powerful lens of Jesuit contemplation. Your own journey will be enriched throughout by the expertise of three professors whose specialties richly complement the goals and format of this trip: Patricia Tull, a professor of Hebrew Bible; Anna Miller, a professor of New Testament and Early Christianity; and Gillian Ahlgren, a professor of Christian History and Spirituality.
Visiting locations throughout Galilee, Jerusalem and the Judaean desert, we will engage the Ignatian spiritual exercises to deepen our understanding of place, suffering, and the reality of new life. This contemplation will allow us to enter into productive dialogue with the scriptural tradition and the complex socio-historical relationship of the three Abrahamic faith traditions rooted in the Holy Land. During the trip, our visits to sites of biblical and historical interest will be complemented by experiences with these living faith communities in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions.
We look forward to seeing you in the Holy Land!