In honor of the day of Orthodox Easter, Holy Land Franciscans meet with Coptic, Syriac, Ethiopian, Protestant and Evangelical communities to exchange Easter blessings. Read more.
The Holy Land Franciscans and Christians in Nazareth celebrate the feast of the Annunciation at the sight where the angel appeared to Mary. Read more.
St. Anthony's Messenger features article on the renovation of the Tomb of Jesus and the unprecedented 2-day closure of the tomb written by the Holy Land Franciscans in Washington, DC. Read more.
With an 800-year presence in the Holy Land as a foundation, the Franciscans work to bolster dwindling Christian population there. Read more. Thomas Coex AFP
Multinational team works to clear thousands of landmines from the land around the Jordan River, making way for pilgrims and monasteries to return to the area. Read More. New York Times
Holy Land Franciscan Custos and the heads of the Christian churches in Jerusalem deliver Easter message of peace and hope, specifically praying for refugees, displaced people, and victims of violence and discrimination. Read more. Crosses outside the Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem. (ANSA)
Cardinal Peter Turkson affirms the Pope’s encyclical Laudaute Si at inter religious conference in Jerusalem, calling Christians, Jews, and Muslims to an “ecological conversion” for the sake of humanity. Read More.
Take a virtual walk along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, the path the Holy Land Franciscans developed to follow the Jesus' Passion, and pray the Stations of the Cross. Read More.
During their Lenten Pilgrimage of Masses, The Holy Land Franciscans make their last stop at the Church of the Lithostotros, the place where Pilate condemned Jesus. Read More.
Pray with the Franciscan Custodians of the Holy Land during a Holy Hour at the Basilica of the Agony at the Garden in Jerusalem - televised Holy Week Schedule. Read more.