800 years of franciscans in the Holy Land, Fr. Michael Perry: “Our presence is for all of mankind”

A historic anniversary, to be celebrated in grandeur: 800 years of Franciscan presence in the Holy Land. On October 16, officials of the Custody launched the friars’ celebrations in Jerusalem,  [...]

In Jerusalem, ancient Syrian heritage takes on new life

From the sky Brs. Ignacio Peña, Romualdo Fernández and Pasquale Castellana, arm in arm, lean toward St. Savior’s Monastery in Jerusalem, leaving tears of joy flowing. An unfinished part of  [...]

The solemn professions of Br. Clovis and Br. Eduardo in Gethsemane

Joy and emotion transpired from their faces as they entered the church. A smile and a withheld tear accompanied Br. Clovis and Br. Eduardo at the beginning of an important  [...]

In Jerusalem the Custody of the Holy Land celebrates 800 years of Franciscan presence in the Middle East

Celebration in Jerusalem for the Custody of the Holy Land with three days of conferences, meetings and international guests in the Old City. The first Franciscan friars landed in Acre  [...]

The ecumenism in Bethany: together to discover the beauty, together to build

On the way from Jericho to Jerusalem,  under the shadow of the Mount of Olives, still stands the citadel of Bethany. We find it in the Gospel, where the story  [...]

The new school year gets kicked off at St. Saviour’s

The celebration had the aim of entrusting the new 2017-2018 school year to God. Thus, the Custody of the Holy Land kicked off the beginning of classes for the Studium  [...]

St. Francis of Assisi: the Custody of the Holy Land’s celebrations

They waited with trepidation and prepared themselves with a triduum of prayer and reflection. Every year, the solemnity of St. Francis is a reason for great joy for the Franciscans  [...]

The Custody of the Holy Land today: Fr. Clovis and the richness of an international brotherhood

800 years have gone by since the friars arrived in the Middle East, and many things have changed since the beginning of this adventure. However, the commitment and dedication with  [...]

New spaces opened for students at the Terra Sancta College in Amman

More than 600 people gathered in the crowded theater of the Terra Sancta College in Amman. September 24 was a Sunday afternoon filled with the joy of students, parents and  [...]

Aleppo: “We have to rebuild everything, but we are not alone”

Aleppo was a great city, then came death and blood, and destruction. But there are also many signs of a great hope. Monsignor Abou Khazen, Bishop of the Latin Church  [...]
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