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Franciscans Offer Holy Week and Easter Prayers for the World

2020-05-04T16:24:22-04:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

[Note: Image is from April, 2019] In the unprecedented circumstances of celebrating the liturgies of the Holy Week behind closed doors, faithful from all over the world have sought comfort in the liturgies streamed over the Internet from the Holy Land. The Custody of the Holy Land transmitted, through the Christian Media Center in Jerusalem, ceremonies for [...]

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Easter Message from the Custos of the Holy Land

2020-05-04T16:24:49-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

Father Francesco Patton, OFM ‘Tell them I have overcome death, forever!’ Here we are inside the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, just a few steps from here we see the empty tomb where the body of Jesus was buried on the evening of Good Friday and a few meters higher we can see Calvary, where [...]

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

2020-04-30T15:58:06-04:00December 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 [...]

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A light for a better future: the Boys’ Home, Bethlehem

2019-11-25T22:07:52-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

  The start of the new school year also marks the twelfth year of activity of the Boys’ Home in Bethlehem. The home of the Custody of the Holy Land offers children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18, who are in difficult family situations, an alternative to their daily distress, a light [...]

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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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