What better way is there to become configured to Christ than by
following in His footsteps? A pilgrimage to the Holy Land allows one to
follow, quite literally, in Our Lord’s footsteps, to discover His
homeland and the cultural, linguistic, historical, and topographical
landscapes that reveal so much about Jesus Christ.
Come and See: A Catholic Guide to the Holy Land accompanies
pilgrims through holy sites in Galilee, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem.
Contemplate the mysteries of Our Lord’s earthly life and ministry with
appropriate biblical texts and the testimonies of both Roman historians
and early Christian witnesses and writers.
This uniquely Catholic travel guide features:
- Vibrant, full-color pictures
Almost every page features photographs of the holy sites, as well as sacred art and even diagrams for historical context.
See the place the Lord’s Ascension actually occurred while reading
about it in the Book of Acts. Experience the Jordan River while
contemplating Christ’s baptism in that very place. Bring both the sites
and the Scriptures to life by reading the Scripture on Site suggestions.
- Reflection sections with specific reflections for seminarians
Not only is this guide informative, it is devotional. The reflection
sections are perfect journaling prompts, group discussion questions, or
simply guides for quiet reflection. Seminarians particularly will
benefit from questions focused on their formation and future priestly
- Special durable cover and compact travel size
This is one guide that can stand up to the rigors of travel! The
cover is tear-resistant and the size is perfect for taking along on day
trips to holy sites.
Fr. Charles Samson’s Come and See will be a welcome companion for all who journey to the Holy Land to better know and love Christ.
About the author:
Fr. Charles K. Samson is a priest of the
Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in
Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and a License in
Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, during
which time he studied language, history, and archaeology at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. A doctoral candidate in the Biblical Theology
department of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Fr. Samson helps lead
the Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.