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Remembering Michael Novak, Honorary Board Member

February 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

Scholar Michael Novak was a founding member of the Honorary Board of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. After he passed away on February 17, 2017, Fr. Larry Dunham, OFM, Guardian of the Franciscan Monastery, shared a brief remembrance: "Michael Novak served as an active member of the Honorary Board of the Franciscan Monastery of the [...]

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Family Lives Out Faith Through Welcoming Refugees

February 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

The McKinless family, good friends of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, have long welcomed refugees and others in need into their hearts and home in the US. Another way of supporting our neighbors in the Holy Land. Watch the video here.

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It’s Time for You to Take a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith to visit and pray at the places of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection. In fact, even early Christians visited the birth place Jesus and other sites documented in the Gospels. Now is a great time to book a pilgrimage, and there is still space [...]

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The President of Poland Visits the Holy Sites and Franciscans

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, visited the holy places for the first time, and was accompanied by his wife, Agatha Kornhauser-Duda. Follwing the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szylo’s visit in November, the President traveled to the places that are symbolic of Christianity, during his official visit to Israel and Palestine. On the first day, January [...]

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Bishops Visit Christians in the Holy Land

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

  Challenges, conflicts and attempts at reconciliation: in this context, the Holy Land welcomed the Holy Land Coordination, a group of bishops who arrived in the Holy Land from different countries. The purpose of the visit was to promote dialogue, mutual respect and peace, as constantly requested by Pope Francis. Among the various appointments: prayers in [...]

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Serving the Needy in Bethlehem

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

They are dedicated to children in difficult situations, to the education of young adults and to the care of the elderly. The nuns, lay people and religious serve different realities in Bethlehem. Taking this as an opportunity to send his Christmas wishes, last January 5, the Custos of the Holy Land visited some of these communities. [...]

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Catholic University Day of Service

January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Nearly 100 students from The Catholic University of America will give up a rare day off to volunteer with the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild. They have signed up to give back to their community as part of Catholic University’s annual MLK Day of Service, which honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [...]

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Celebration of the beginning of Advent in Bethlehem

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

The solemn entry of the Custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton, was joyfully followed by the people of Bethlehem, who also celebrated the Patron Saint, Saint Catherine of Alexandria. On the Saturday preceding the first Sunday of Advent, the city of Bethlehem celebrated and welcomed the Custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton. [...]

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Fires in the Holy Land

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

Different areas of the Holy Land were affected by several fires last week. The most serious fires forced the evacuation of at least 60,000 citizens in Haifa. Last week several fires hit the Holy Land. It is estimated that more than 1,100 hectares of forest burned in about 630 different locations. More severe episodes occurred in [...]

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Monastery Monthly: December 2016

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: At the monastery, News|

As the weather turns colder, come to the Franciscan Monastery for a warm welcome. Take a look inside this edition of the Monastery Monthly to find upcoming events, as well as footage of those you may have missed. In the December issue of the Monastery Monthly you will find: December events at the Monastery Relive the [...]

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