Join Father Bryan Jerabek & the Diocese of Birmingham on an incredible journey through Europe
We’re headed to Germany in August of 2020 to witness the greatest story ever told – the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord – at the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau.
In addition to the Passion Play this first-class journey features some of Europe’s most beautiful places such as Prague, Salzburg, Altötting, the castle Schloss Neuschwanstein and Munich.
The Story of the Passion Play
In 1633 the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau was afflicted by a terrible illness – the Bubonic Plague. The faithful Catholics of this little town prayed to God to save their families, vowing that if God were to spare them, they would perform a Passion Play every ten years – forever. Not a single person fell victim to the Plague. Keeping their promise, the people of Oberammergau performed the first play in 1634 and have continued to do so throughout the centuries. Today, many of Oberammergau’s residents still take part in this powerful work of art featuring dramatic performances, beautiful music and choral accompaniment. We will enter into Catholic faith and history in Oberammergau in a unique and powerful way