Bible Lands

A 21-day study tour and retreat to Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
May 9-29, 2011

Leaders: Fr. Odo Recker, OSB and LaVern Hayworth, associate director of Mount Angel Abbey oblates

Itinerary Synopsis

Egypt - 6 days
Cairo - Ein Sokhna - Sinai - Nuweiba

Ben Ezra Synagogue


Matariya Ma’adi

Monastery of St. Anthony & St. Anthony's cave (Zafarana)
Exodus Route

Dawn Mass on Mount Sinai

Chapel of the Decalogue

Monastery Church of St. Catherine

Chapel of the Burning Bush
Red Sea ferry ride from Nuweiba in Egypt to Aqaba in Jordan

Jordan - 2 days

Visit the "Siq", a long winding fissure between two walls of overhanging cliffs "Khazneh" (Treasury)

Street of Facades

Court House and the Amphitheater

Mount Nebo

Bethany Across the Jordan (Jesus’ Baptism)





Palestine and Israel - 10 days
Tiberias - Jericho - Jerusalem

Comprehensive signtseeing and prayerful pilgrimage to:

Sea of Galilee


Mount of Beatitudes

Mount Tabor

Nazareth and Cana

Wilderness of Judea

Mount of Temptation


Dead Sea (for a swim - well maybe float)

and MORE