Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage
Each January, transitional deacons in their final year of formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. By walking in the footsteps of Jesus, scripture comes alive for the seminarian and he can never read and pray the same again. His everyday prayer and everyday preaching are more fruitful as he serves the people as a future parish priest.
The Holy Land Experience includes a five-day Canonical Retreat required for ordination to the Sacred Priesthood, guidance from experienced spiritual directors and a retreat coordinator, time for pilgrimage in the Holy Land, and two days for travel to and from Jerusalem.