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Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua

2024-06-13T16:48:28-04:00June 13th, 2024|Categories: At the monastery, News|Tags: , |

Today, June 13, the Franciscan Monastery’s community celebrated the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. It is a special day for these friars because St. Anthony is the patron saint of the Custody of the Holy Land, to which they belong. The solemn Mass was presided over by Father Ramzi Sidawi, OFM, Guardian of the Franciscan [...]

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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Visits Gaza

2024-05-16T11:27:57-04:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: |

Today, May 16, H.B. Pierbattista Card. Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, arrived in Gaza for a pastoral visit to the local Christian community, spending time with the people of Holy Family Parish and St. Porphyrius Church in Gaza City.Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, parish priest of Gaza, and His Excellency Alessandro De Franciscis, Grand Hospitaller of the [...]

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Franciscan Monastery Plant and Herb Sale

2024-04-11T11:38:03-04:00April 8th, 2024|Categories: At the monastery|Tags: |

Join us for the much-awaited annual Plant & Herb Sale! Discover a wide variety of plants, herbs, vegetables, annuals, perennials, azaleas, camellias, and locally sourced honey, all cultivated right here at the Monastery. Enjoy complimentary on-site parking, though please note that pets are not permitted within the sales area. Explore our beautiful gardens and learn about [...]

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Easter Message of fr. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land

2024-03-31T12:58:14-04:00March 31st, 2024|Categories: News|

Beyond the darkness of death Dear brothers and sisters, each of us has had the painful experience of losing a loved one: a parent, a sibling, a spouse, a child, a friend. It is a moment of suffering, darkness and despair that falls on each of us, and it is not quantifiable. The tears fall uncontrollably, and the [...]

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