Saxum’s aim is to help turn a visit to the Holy Land into a life changing experience. This Conference Centre will be a place for reproducing a personal encounter with the living Christ which the disciples on the way to Emmaus experienced: “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” (Lk 24:32)
After having visited the holy places, everything at Saxum will lead the pilgrim to meditate upon what he has experienced: the silence of the chapel, the selection of available reading material, the woodlands, the quiet and the views across the valley with the sea on the horizon.
In addition the Multimedia Resource Centre —with an independent entrance open to the general public— will foster a familiarity of the Holy Land by means of an overview of the life of Jesus and an ample interactive audiovisual library.
The Conference Centre will provide: Fifty individual rooms, Chapel, Living rooms, Study Room, Area for administration with a Centre for Professional Development and Gardens
The Multimedia Resource Centre for visitors, families and guides with their groups, will include: Chapel for meditation (with several confessionals), Auditorium, Interactive audiovisual library, Scale model of Jerusalem, Exposition of biblical artefacts and Area for relaxation and meals
Photos of the construction can be viewed here
Opus Dei will be responsible for providing spiritual assistance to those attending the activities at Saxum such as on retreats, workshops, and conferences.