News from the Holy Land

 O blessed are those who love you, for they shall rejoice in your peace. (Tobias 13) DEAR FRIEND OF PRO TERRA SANCTA, find out our latest news from the Holy Land and about the  [...]

War in Aleppo: updates from the friars in Syria

The many forces involved in the Syrian conflict, are now fighting violently for the final conquest of the city. According to the Observatory for Human Rights in Syria 327 civilians  [...]

Passing on human and spiritual values: the girls’ school in Jerusalem

The Terra Santa School for Girls, or TSG, is located on a small street, Saint George Street, close to the Jaffa Gate. The school is Franciscan but it is led  [...]

Bringing Jesus to the world, like Mary

“Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Luke 1:42). The Feast of the Assumption began in Jerusalem with a procession in the Garden  [...]

St. Clare: fraternal friendship and evangelical simplicity

On Thursday, August 16, many religious communities and faithful joined the Poor Clares of Jerusalem to celebrate their patron saint. Representing the apostolic administrator, Mons. William Shomali, the Auxiliary Bishop  [...]

Day-to-day transfiguration

A third-century tradition identifies Mount Tabor as the place where Jesus led Peter, James and John, and where he was transfigured under the three disciples’ gaze. Each year, on the  [...]

Do you know about the objects that make up our cultural heritage? Around the world… 2/3

A magnifying glass, an ancient chalice, a book on stamps and an expert in sacred goldsmithery. This is what one can find at Saint Savior’s in April 2016. Giovanni Boraccesi  [...]

The presentation of progress reports regarding the restoration project of the Aedicule

Jerusalem, 21 July 2016 On Thursday 21 July 2016, at 10:30 in the morning in the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, there was a presentation of progress reports on the Aedicule restoration  [...]

Could a Franciscan soon be canonized for his love of the Holy Land?

On August 4, 1916, Br. Frédéric Janssoone died in Quebec City, Canada, after having been at the service of the Custody for 40 years. Beatified by Pope John Paul II  [...]

General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta: the words of the new President Fr. Francesco Patton

On July 22 the representatives of the General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta met in Jerusalem. For the first time the new Custos of the Holy Land Fr.  [...]
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