Buenos Aires: a confraternity at the service of the Holy Land despite the difficulties

More than one million cases of Covid-19 have now been recorded in Argentina and since August there are increasing numbers of cases recorded in the provinces far from the capital [...]

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa appointed Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Latins

Jerusalem, 24th October 2020 Protocol.No. : BA-524-PL/20 His Beatitude, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem          Your Beatitude, dear Archbishop Pierbattista, [...]

The ordination of Fr. Raffaele with the Greek Catholic rite

On Wednesday 22nd October, at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, a small group of Franciscans and worshippers took part in the presbyterial ordination of Fr. Raffaele Tayem,an Israeli [...]

Bethany: Women’s solidarity and spikenard scented candles

 We are greeted with an apron with pink flamingos by the women of the Al Hana centre in Bethany. They wear this playful uniform during their candle-making meetings. The women [...]

Our trip to Beirut: “the city is devastated, our help is fundamental to star over again”

A city destroyed, a city on its knees. We are in Beriut. Rubble on both sides of the road along the harbour streets. The director of Pro Terra Sancta Tommaso [...]

In prayer on Calvary for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated on 14th September in the chapel of the Crucifixion on Calvary. This festivity is one of the most important [...]

#ProLebanon. Fr. Firas Lutfi: “We have to help as much as possible before winter comes”

After the summer break, the virtual meetings promoted by Pro Terra Sancta (PTS) are back. This time we started from Lebanon. The spotlight should not be turned off on the [...]

In the house of St Ananias in Damascus, where hope never dies

“Since the war started, every day we have been praying for peace in Syria. We live with the hope that everything continues and that our difficulties today will also change.” [...]

St Francis online: the solemnity in streaming

On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, the Franciscan community of St Saviour gathered together for the celebration of the solemnity of St Francis. Both presided by the Custos of [...]

With St. Francis, at the origin of the mission in the Holy Land

On the occasion of the feast of St. Francis on October 4, we share this beautiful text by St. Bonaventura which tells about the meeting between St. Francis and the [...]
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