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Week of April 25 2021

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7th Annual John Paul II Pilgrimage Peace Marathon (For all)

Bethlehem - Jerusalem: Participating in the Marathon are Israelis, Palestinians and Italians.

The public is invited to register and participate.

The marathon is run from the Nativity Church in Bethlehem to the Huldah Steps in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Visitation of the Virgin Mary (C)

In the Catholic tradition, the entire month of May is devoted to the Virgin Mary and the faithful congregate for daily prayers to her. The Visitation recalls the meeting of the two future Mothers: the Virgin Mary and Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. The feast and the afternoon procession mark the end of this month of prayer.


Highlights of the feast
Jerusalem, Ein Kerem and the Old City - The Catholic Church of the Visitation is located in Ein Kerem, on a hill slope above the Ein Kerem spring. In the morning, a Mass is celebrated in the church of the Visitation. In the afternoon, a procession honoring the Virgin Mary marches through the Christian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Related sites worth visiting:
Ein Kerem - tour of the picturesque village and Mary’s spring.