Archeological Dig 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 five 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 five days participating on the archeological dig at Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene and a village that Jesus undoubtedly visited. 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 May 22–June 10, 2022

  • $1,400 air fare plus $3,956 six credits
  • $1,400 air fare plus $3,500 audit

The cost of tuition and fees includes lodging, food, transportation while in Israel, and tuition for six credits in Scripture. Lodging prices are based on double-occupancy rooms. Single occupancy may be available. Please call.

  • Visit: shsst.edu/holy-land-expedition
  • Register your interest today! 
  • Contact: Dr. Patrick Russell at 414-858-4647 or prussell@shsst.edu