With travel curtailed, Catholics might find summer right for a virtual trek to the Holy Land. The Stations of the Cross and labyrinths began in medieval Europe to give Christians a home experience of the pilgrimage of all pilgrimages. In the 21st century, believers can use technology for an even more realistic taste from afar.

Franciscans have been granted stewardship of Holy Land Christian sites for centuries. The friars have published a sweet and well-produced seven-minute video that visits the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the hills of Judea, Gethsemane, Calvary and the Holy Sepulcher. A small amiable friar floats on screen now and then to narrate. This is not an in-depth treatment, but may be compelling for children. Go to go.sentinel.org/2LQpaQ3.

For a sensible, faith-filled and personal experience, try Jesuit Father James Martin’s Holy Land tour. It does not offer slick production, but the priest is smart and open. He goes to Capernaum, the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the house of St. Peter, among other sites. Admittedly, Father Martin is controversial for some people regarding some topics, but this video is pure Holy Land faith. The priest explains that walking where the Lord trod gives a clearer sense of the incarnation. The series has three parts, each six or seven minutes. For part one, go to go.sentinel.org/3cVAPch.

Some of the best camera work comes in a 25-minute tour of Jerusalem during the coronavirus pandemic. With no narration, only the sounds of birds and a quiet city, Israel’s tourism crew takes viewers to various quarters in smooth motion. Watch this one full screen. It’s truly is like a walk through the holiest of cities, with buildings and vistas clear of the usual tourists. It’s also like a prayer. Go to go.sentinel.org/2XlgS87.