Relations & Encounter

Christian-Jewish Relations

Nostra Aetate 1965

The Second Vatican Council (1962-65), called by Pope John Paul XXIII issued Nostra Aetate No. 4 (The Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions) which addressed the Christian attitudes towards the Jewish people.

Click here to read the full article by Sr. Lucy Thorson nds and Sion Associate Murray Watson on the Milestones in Modern Catholic Relations since World War II

Jerusalem

Center for Biblical Information

“You will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem… and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Sojourn in the Land of the Bible:
Programs in English, Spanish and French are sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion at their hostel situated in the heart of Jerusalem in the Old City.

“and now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.”  Psalm 122:2

Program:
Encountering God in the Word, in the Land, in the People, in the Church.

Contact for Present Programs offered: http://www.biblicalformation.org/ and biblprog@netvision.net.il

Calendar:

  • PASSOVER AND EASTER: April 1 – 28, 2014
  • REDISCOVER JESUS IN THE LAND WITH MATTHEW: June 4 – July 1, 2014
  • REDISCOVER JESUS IN THE LAND WITH MARK: June 3 – June 30, 2014
  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS: Sept. 3 – 30, 2013; Sept. 10 – Oct.  7, 2014

Course Fees: $5000 – includes registration, tuition, meals, excursions and access to computers/WIFI.

Volunteering: opportunities are available.  Please contact website as above

Volunteering Story – by Mary McSweeney

Mary McSweeney volunteered at Ecce Homo with the Sisters of Sion in Old City Jerusalem from late June to September of 2011.

The opportunity was a blessing and joy. We were a small group of volunteers—diverse in age, nationality, and background—who bonded in our desire to work hard for the Sisters, community, and pilgrims through Christ!

It was wonderful to know and spend time with everyone in the Ecce Homo community. They serve so many pilgrims from around the world and we heard many grateful things!

Our work was good and meaningful—from reception to gardening to kitchen—enabling a closer relationship with God, self, one another, and guests.

There was time for both personal and community prayer. We had a wealth of spiritual aids and the support we needed. During our breaks we visited much of the Holy Land, from Bethlehem to Masada and more.

Of course, the holy sites, wonderful people, and culture of Old City Jerusalem were always right outside of our door—this is a great experience!

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