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"To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself".

Pope Benedict XVI, 2010.

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The Cornerstone Project

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for Young Professionals

The Cornerstone Project is a Pilgrimage. The participants are all young professionals with an interest in deepening their own lives under the unity of life. This is a Christian Catholic project, open to everyone who wants to experience the Holy Land and reconnect with the roots of our culture. The specific activities are designed for Young Professionals (aged 22-35) from all over the world. The language of the program is English.


Dates: December 11 - 19, 2023

Price: 2,600 USD*

           2,400 USD* for registrations before October 1, 2023.

*Airfare not included

*Price based on double occupancy

What is included? 

  • Journey through the Holy Land: 8 nights in Israel/Palestine.

  • Visit the most relevant Holy Sites (including the Holy Sepulcher, the Cenacle, the Sea of Galilee, etc.)

  • Optional Excursions: hiking in Galilee, the Tunnels of the City of David, walking through the Judean Desert, climbing Mount Tabor

  • Encounters with local Startups and Entrepreneurs.

  • Networking and Cultural Sessions.

  • A Series of Professional Talks: “The Young Professionals Symposium.”

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Connect to the Holy Land

CRETIO Foundation’s primary purpose is to connect young adults and professionals throughout the world with each other and the Holy Land. 


CRETIO Foundation is a not for profit organization based in the USA, with representatives, members and collaborators located around the world. 

CRETIO cultivates the Christian message of work, love and peace. Our programs enhance the unity of professional, personal, and spiritual life.


CRETIO  encourages young adults and others to recognize the importance of their Holy Land cultural and spiritual inheritance along with its associated responsibilities, as early as possible in their pilgrimage of life.


CRETIO fosters a future of hope!

At a Glance


Connect with the Holy Land

CRETIO promotes activities that engage young professionals and others with each other to experience the Holy Land from not only a historical perspective, but also in its present state.  CRETIO’S hallmark is the interaction of “LIVE from the Holy Land” participation its activities.  


  1. Learning Encounters.  Academic courses, both curricular and non curricular;  seminars; and conferences. These learning encounters are general sessions or customized according to the nature of the specific group being served.  

  2. Resources: The CRETIO platform offers many different resources that accompany our activities.  We are creating videos, audios, podcasts, links, apps, workbooks and online tools to better assist young professionals and others deepen their understanding of why the Holy Land is important for them.

  3. Events:  CRETIO Events  include online and in-person networking events:   professional seminars,  cultural events, Holy Land in-person excursions and virtual visits, scholar presentations, expert lectures, and mentorship mixers.  

  4. The Nexus: An interactive and dynamic network of support and social impact initiatives linked with the Holy Land and young professionals.

What We Do

Young people of the Holy Land, Young people of the world: answer the Lord with a heart that is willing and open! 

St. John Paul II, Mount of Beatitudes, 2000.

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