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The Gethsemane fraternity launches new Horasancta.org website

A new Holy Hour website, by the initiative of the Gethsemane fraternity, is now online. For a long time, [the fraternity] was researching a way to stream the prayer that  [...]
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The graduation celebration at the Franciscan school of Jerusalem

On May 28, 2017, the two Terra Santa schools–the girls’ and boys’ schools–celebrated the graduation day of the schools’ sixty-third class. This celebration, which took place in the Auditorium of  [...]
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The Custody of the Holy Land today: Fr. Valdir on a welcoming mission

800 years have passed 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 which,  [...]
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Iftar in Bethany at the Franciscans’ monastery

Christians and Muslims coming together to share the beauty of encountering each other: this is what happened in Bethany on the occasion of the iftar between the friars of the  [...]
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Bethany the “home of friendship”: an unsual iftar at the Franciscan Convent

(from Custodia.org) Christians and Muslims coming together to share the beauty of encountering each other: this is what happened in Bethany on the occasion of the iftar between the friars  [...]
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“I am the living bread that came down from heaven”: Corpus Christi at the Holy Sepulcher

Sixty days after Easter and two weeks after Pentecost, it is once again time for a feast: the solemnity of Corpus Christi celebrates the true presence of Jesus Christ in  [...]
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St. Anthony of Padua: the feast of the patron saint of the Custody

The statue of the patron saint of the Custody of the Holy Land stands to the left of the altar at St. Savior’s Church: it is St. Anthony, unmistakable with  [...]
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Friars gathered in Acre 800 years after the beginning of the Franciscan adventure in the Holy Land

Acre shines with sunlight and joy on the day of the opening of the eighth centennial since the beginning of the Franciscan presence in the Holy Land. To celebrate this  [...]
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"I found great joy”: the calling to become a Franciscan Friar

They have different names, faces and backgrounds but a common experience. ELLIS LUCIANOAspirant seminarian – Custody of the Holy Land – Philippines“Before I came to Bethlehem, I worked for a  [...]
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Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in the Holy Land

Justice, peace and the integrity of creation are values that for Franciscans must be promoted. This is why the Order of Friars Minor has set up a body for the  [...]
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