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In the Footsteps of Egeria: A Holy Land Pilgrimage to Places, Peoples and Peace

  • Repeats: Every day from January 4, 2018 to January 20, 2018.
  • Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Israel

"The Holy Land trip in January 2016 was transformational, not only because of the cultural and religious significance of the sites visited, but also because we learned so much from the seminary students who were our guides as well as our fellow pilgrims."

- Jane Kemp, Professor Emerita of Library and Information Studies, Luther College

 Join us as we travel the Holy Land and follow in the footsteps of Egeria!

Egeria was a pilgrim nun who journeyed to the Holy Land toward the end of the fourth century. She was irrepressibly curious, devoutly Christian, and a careful observer of places and peoples. We will travel in her footsteps—and those of many pilgrims before and since—as we visit the biblical sites, explore the story of Christian existence in this place, and encounter voices for peace among the peoples of Israel and Palestine today.

Thursday, January 4 - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 17 days, with optional extension to Jordan (January 20 - 23)

To request more information or to register for the tour, visit Group Travel Directors, Inc. and search for tour #180105.

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Schattauer is leading the tour and is a Professor of Liturgics and Dean of the Chapel at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. As a liturgical scholar, he is fascinated with how the places connected to Jesus’ life became places of pilgrimage and prayer and influenced the shape of liturgy and piety for Christians throughout the world. He brings to this pilgrim’s tour the experience of three previous trips and an ongoing concern for the life of Christian communities in the Middle East. Thomas is married to Dr. Paula J. Carlson, President of Luther College, and enjoys many opportunities to participate in the life of the college. Thomas is eager to welcome members of both the Wartburg Seminary and Luther College communities on this pilgrimage tour of the Holy Land.

For more information, please contact:

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Schattauer at [email protected]


Group Travel Directors at 800-747-2255

Questions? Contact Trisha Soiney, 563-387-1164

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