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Terra Santa News 06/12/2019

This week: the arrival of a fragment of the Relic of the manger of Bethlehem in the Holy Land, the entrance of the Custos to Bethlehem and the beginning of [...]

Lior and Manar, a tale of friendship

Manar is an Arab Muslim girl from East Jerusalem. Lior is a young Jewish girl from Tel Aviv. First and foremost, they are friends… to tell the truth, they are [...]

Bethlehem is waiting for Christmas

The sound of the drums, the bagpipes…a crowd welcomes the Custos of the Holy Land. Christmas begins, and it is a great feast in Bethlehem. [...]

Uncle Mikel’s pictures are preserved in Bethlehem collective memory

Uncle Mikel as a photographer documented our recent history during 65 years. His pictures a mirror with a memory remained fixed in Bethlehem collective memory. Events and stories that have [...]

A relic of the Bethlehem manger returns to the Holy Land

A fragment of the relic of the manger that, according to tradition, welcomed the newborn Jesus has returned to the Holy Land. Obtained from the “Holy Cradle” preserved in Rome, [...]

The Christmas Tree of Bethlehem

In the Land where Jesus was born, the feast for the lighting of the Christmas tree, in the square of the Manger in Bethlehem. [...]

Mass of the First Sunday of Advent in Bethlehem | December 1, 2019

The Solemn Mass of the First Sunday of Advent presided over by Br Francesco Patton, ofm Custos of the Holy Land in St. Catherine’s Church, in Bethlehem. [...]

The Christmas tree of the Terra Sancta School in Jerusalem

At the Terra Sancta School in Jerusalem, the school of the Custody of the Holy Land, local Christians and religious authorities gathered for a special moment. [...]

Terra Santa News 29/11/2019

This week: a new house for pilgrims in Magdala, the patronal feast of the Scottish Church of St Andrew in Jerusalem, the lighting of the Christmas Tree of the Terra [...]

Traditional dishes with religious symbolism

Chefs in the kitchen of Notre Dame College in Jerusalem tell us about the secrets of some traditional dishes, which link the social traditions with the religious feasts. [...]
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