A Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

Holy Land Retreat with Sr. Barbara Reid, OP and Rev. Leslie Hoppe, OFM

Join the internationally renowned faculty of Catholic Theological Union for an experience in the Holy Lands of the Bible unlike any other.


Join us for a prayerful journey to the Land of Jesus and the Gospels. Enjoy the Sea of Galilee and the holy places in the northern part of Israel; then spend time in the Old City of Jerusalem and visit the holy places there.


For more than 30 years, CTU Bible faculty have led Biblical Study and Travel Programs. This year’s retreat will be guided by Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, Professor of New Testament Studies, and Fr. Leslie Hoppe, OFM, Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies.


Both Sr. Barbara and Fr. Leslie have excellent knowledge of the Scriptures that have been their lives’ work, and also many years of experience in guiding groups throughout Israel. As a retreat, this trip will visit the holy sites around Israel and reflect and pray with the biblical stories of those sites.



Lodging for this trip will be at the Ron Beach Hotel on the shore of the Sea of Gallilee and at the Gloria Hotel, just inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City. These locations allow participants to enjoy the Gallilee and the city of Jerusalem.



Including flights from and returning to Chicago:  $4,365. If you arrange your own transportation the cost is $3,200 land only  (includes lodging at the Gloria Hotel in the Old City of Jerusalem and at the Ron Beach Hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee).   Single room supplement is:  $950.


Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2018

Application can be downloaded here. For more information about the itinerary of the trip, download the flyer here.


For more information

Please contact:

Sr. Sallie Latkovich, CSJ
Director of Biblical Study and Travel Programs