Archeological Expedition and Pilgrimage

You will never hear the Scriptures in the same way again! Join Sacred Heart’s Scripture
faculty, students and friends for this three-week academic research experience. Spend
14 days visiting the biblical and holy sites, and three days on an archeological dig.

Walk where Jesus walked
Experience the life of Jesus in a whole new way! Using the Gospel of Matthew as the trip’s road map, participants follow the path of Jesus’ life. Starting with the City of David and the Dead Sea sites to provide an Old Testament context, the group then visits Bethlehem and Nazareth. The group travels next to the Sea of Galilee region, visiting the sites of Jesus’ ministry — Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Bethsaida, Magdala, Caesarea Philippi, and many more. The group spends three days participating in the archeological dig at Chorazin, one of the towns mentioned in the gospels that Jesus undoubtedly visited many times. In this way, students get the dust that fell from Jesus’ sandals underneath their fingernails. The trip ends in Jerusalem, with the group following in Jesus’ footsteps along the Way of the Cross to his tomb, finishing at the Chapel of the Ascension!

Join us June 8–25, 2024
• $4,170 (all inclusive, including tuition for six credits) plus $1,400 (air fare)

Participants can earn six graduate credits through this trip. Financial aid can be applied to offset trip costs. In addition to including the tuition for six credits, the program fee covers all costs (lodging, food, transportation, entrance fees, etc.) while in Israel. Lodging prices are based on double-occupancy rooms. Single occupancy may be available.

Register your interest today!
• Contact: Dr. Patrick Russell at or (414) 529-6977