The Custody of the Holy Land celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe

The icon of the Virgin dominated the altar, while the priest celebrated the mass in Spanish. The image that could be seen at the church of St. Savior on Dec.  [...]

A week of formation for the new Custody of the Holy Land missionaries

They attended a full week’s worth of courses to understand the complexity of the Custody in depth. The new missionaries, who arrived in the Holy Land to serve in the  [...]

To make cribs in the land of Jesus

Following a proposal made many years ago by the great Franciscan archaeologist, Fr. Michele Piccirillo, today Maurizio Enrico Villa has decided to export the art of the crib from Italy  [...]

Tonino Maurizi: a tribute to the Nativity. 110 paintings on display in Jerusalem.

The “A thousand times Christmas” exhibition will take place at the Custodial Curia at St. Savior’s Monastery in Jerusalem from December 7, 2017, to February 2, 2018.110 paintings created by  [...]

The schools of the Holy Land prepare to celebrate 800 years of Franciscan presence

A meeting was held to discuss the initiatives to be carried out in schools on the occasion of the 800 years of Franciscans’ presence in the Holy Land. This is  [...]

Advent begins in Bethlehem

Advent begins in the Holy Land, marked by moments and traditions that are repeated every year. December 2 and 3 were days of celebrations for the Franciscan friars of the  [...]

"We are here for you": renovated homes for Palestinian Christians

The project of the Pontifical Mission in collaboration with ATS Pro Terra Sancta, with the support of the Dutch Knights of the Holy Sepulcher has allowed several Christian families to  [...]

A gift for the brotherhood of the Custody: three new solemn professions

The brotherhood of the Custody of the Holy Land joyfully welcomed three new solemn professions by Br. Alexander Castillo Flores, Br. Wilder Medardo Porras Ibañez and Fr. Angel Huilton Lopez  [...]

Charity and prayer at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington

Celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the Franciscans’ presence [in the Holy Land] have reached the United States. The Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton, visited the Franciscan  [...]

To the Sheperds’ Field with Fr. Josè Maria

“We live in the hands of Providence”, with these words Father José Maria Falo Espés starts telling us about his life experience as the Guardian of the Franciscan shrine of  [...]
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