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Wow, Catholics Can Now Go on Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land!

The tour will last for 40 days from February 15 to April 4 — just in time for Lent!

Just recently, Catholic groups have started an online initiative that offers a free virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The offer, which will last for 40 days from February 15 to April 4, allows the faithful to virtually experience the culture and prayer of the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

Registrations are now open for the tour titled “Pilgrimage In Faith: A Virtual Lenten Journey Through the Holy Land Inspired by Abraham, Our Father in Faith.” Pilgrims from all over the world are welcome to join. (Read: What Foods Did the Holy Family Eat Back in the Day?)

This will be the second virtual pilgrimage after Catholic organizations called the Pontifical Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, Terra Sancta Mexico, and Magdala conducted a similar trip in October.

Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Photos from Magdala Facebook

The virtual pilgrimage will start in time for Lent and Holy Week, and will conclude on Easter Sunday with a live broadcast of the Easter Vigil Mass and a reflection of the “Pilgrimage in Faith.”

Each day for 40 days, pilgrims will get access to a 30-minute reflection on the Creed followed by the broadcast of Mass. Significant locations in the Holy Land will also be shown alongside the reflections. (Read: Pope Cheers for Teenage PWD on Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage)

Other than the spiritual offerings, impressive views of the city, and inspirational songs originally created by the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi and the RC Music Collective, participants will also be treated to a special raffle gift at the end of the virtual pilgrimage.

Jordan Immersive Experience

Photos from Jordan Tourism Board and Visit Jordan Facebook

Aside from the said pilgrimage to the Holy Land, people can now get access to a VR program that offers panoramic views of yet another sacred city for Catholics, Jordan. (Read: 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Jordan River)

Called the “Jordan Immersive Experience,” the program was an initiative by the city’s tourism board to at least restart their tourism industry. It offers a virtual tour of different Jordanian religious sites, such as the Dead Sea, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Al Shobak Castle, Jordan River, among others.

The Jordan Immersive Experience may be downloaded on Android or IOS. For those who cannot use a VR headset, the tours can be taken online through this link.

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