Several Catholic groups have opened on-line registration for a free virtual pilgrimage, where pilgrims may experience the culture and prayer of the Holy Land for over 40 days.
It is titled the “Pilgrimage In Faith: A Virtual Lenten Journey Through the Holy Land Inspired by Abraham, Our Father in Faith” and will take place between Feb. 15 and April 4.
This is the second virtual pilgrimage since the organizations the Pontifical Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, Terra Sancta Mexico, and Magdala conducted a similar trip in October.
Pilgrims will experience a virtual tour of the Holy Land through Lent and Holy Week, and they will conclude the pilgrimage with a broadcast of Easter Vigil Mass and a reflection of the “Pilgrimage in Faith.”
Each day, the virtual tour will offer a 30-minute reflection on the Creed alongside significant locations in the Holy Land. It will then be followed by the broadcast of Mass. The first two days will also include two introductory videos from pilgrim leaders Kathleen Nichols and Father Eamon Kelly.
The Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi and the RC Music Collective have provided a majority of musical content for the pilgrimage. An additional piece was composed by Alejandro de la Garza to help pilgrims meditate through the Lenten period.
Several registered participants will also win a special gift at the end of the virtual pilgrimage. The gifts will be raffled on Easter Sunday.