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The Relic of the Holy Crib Handed Over to the Custody of the Holy Land

2019-12-02T16:20:45-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

Directly from Santa Maria Maggiore, after careful preparation, the relic of the Holy Crib of Jesus, a gift to the Custody of the Holy Land from Pope Francis, arrived in Jerusalem on Friday 29th November. The celebration of this day, which is already dear to the Franciscans for the celebration of the memory of All the Saints of the Seraphic Order and of the approval of [...]

Justice, peace and joy: the Commemoration of all the faithful departed

2019-11-25T22:07:43-05:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

As in the Roman liturgical calendar, 2nd November in Jerusalem is also the day dedicated to all the faithful departed: a day offered to remember, bless and thank for the lives of our dear ones but also an introduction to eternal life. There are various traditions linked to this day all over the world. In [...]

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Lebanon: the celebrations for the 800° anniversary of the meeting between St Francis and the Sultan

2019-10-10T13:37:35-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

Eight hundred years after the meeting between St Francis and the Sultan, the Franciscan convent of Tripoli-Mina also wanted to celebrate this special anniversary. On Sunday 6th October, the initiatives began in the morning with the fifth day of formation for the young people of Tripoli. The youngsters, both Christian and Muslim, reflected on the [...]

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