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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.

In the Year of St. Joseph

With a Father's Heart: that is how Joseph loved Jesus, whom all four Gospels refer to as “the son of Joseph”.

Pope Francis

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Coming Events


The Cornerstone Project

The CRETIO Foundation is resuming the trips to the Holy Land. The next trip on our schedule is the "Cornerstone Project", for Young Professionals, from July 18 to 26, 2023. Detailed information and registration HERE.

The Cornerstone Project is a travel experience to the Holy Land for Young Professionals. This Journey combines 3 aspects: personal development, professional growth, and spiritual deepening. This is a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but it is much more: is networking, human skills growth, reflection and growth. Young professionals come together to experience the Holy Land in a meaningful way.

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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.


Enlightening Meetings



Work In Progress

Events, trips & Networking

The Nexus &

YPS Network

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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