In the Footprints of our Faith
A journey through the Holy Land, by Jesús Gil and Eduardo Gil
This series of articles about the Holy Land, which began as a way to celebrate the Year of Faith opened by Pope Benedict XVI on October 11, 2012, and closed by Pope Francis on November 23, 2013. The original texts appeared over those two years in Crónica, a monthly publication for the faithful of the Prelature of Opus Dei, under the title “In the Footprints of Our Faith.” Here we present a compilation of these articles, sponsored by the Saxum Foundation, with only minor changes.
We were inspired by St. Josemaria’s suggestion (repeated many times) to immerse ourselves in the Gospel, to take part personally in every scene in a way that our lives would never be the same after reading the Word of God. This is why, in addition to recent historical and archaeological investigations, we draw primarily from the writings of those who can best guide us: the Fathers of the Church, who have passed on our Tradition; the Magisterium and the Liturgy of the Church; and, of course, the founder of Opus Dei. Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, St. Josemaria’s first successor, was invaluable in helping us better understand his teachings, a task now carried out by the current Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría.
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Saxum International Foundation is a nonprofit organization registered in Italy in accordance with legislation of the State of Italy. The Foundation is responsible for the global fundraising campaign for the construction and development of Saxum Retreat Center and the Saxum Visitor Center, and for the establishment of an endowment fund for the present and future needs of both. These initiatives aim to fulfill a dream of St. Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei: to help pilgrims from all over the world seek Christ, find Christ, and love Christ during their visit to the Holy Land.
The book can be downloaded at www.saxum.org