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Five gospels record the life of Jesus.

Four you will find in books, and one you will find in the Land they call Holy.

Read the Fifth Gospel and the world of the Four will open to you.

Bargil Pixner OSB, Jerusalem 1992


5th Gospel Retreats are in Torquay, Devon Tel 01803 314868    Mob 07808 957604    Email:

We set up 5th Gospel Retreats in 2006 in solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East, working for justice and peace in the Holy Land.

Pilgrimages - we specialise in pilgrimages to the Holy Land of Jordan, Palestine and Israel - tailor-made for each group - engaging with the Land, with Scripture and with the Christians.

Retreats - each year we hold a 10-day retreat in the Holy Land, alternating between a mountain-top centre near Jerusalem or at the Sea of Galilee.

Altar (Communion) Wine - we import “Santa Messa” altar wine from the Cistercian (Trappist) monks of Latrun Abbey established in the Holy Land late in the 19th century.  We distribute from London throughout the UK.  The wine is produced and bottled by the monks and certified by the Latin Patriarchate as pure wine for celebration of the Mass. The Trappist monks have a long-standing and wide outreach to the poor and needy in the Holy Land, and in recent years particularly to Gaza.

The Salesians of Don Bosco also arrived in the Holy Land in the late 19th century to help Palestinians by providing a livelihood for local families and an education for the children. The original purpose of the Salesians continues unchanged to this day.

Both Cistercians and Salesians in their separate ways shine as beacons of stability and humanity through the tumultuous changes in the Holy Land during the last century.

Olive wood crafts - olive oil, soap and za'atar - we distribute by mail order.

Any profit and all donations are taken to Bethlehem for the charities of our Friends and Partners and to needy families in the parishes.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2019

A new shipment of altar wine from the Holy Land is expected in November.  Please place your orders by email or telephone as soon as you can.  Thank you!  Read more of this post

Bethlehem Evenings are a great way to try and buy Palestinian wines.

Bethlehem Evenings

We are very happy to come to your parish or group to give a presentation, provide Palestinian refreshments and wine tasting as well as bringing the wines, olive wood and oil for people to buy.

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