Kate Silver of the Washington Post learns monasteries offer people the "real deal" when it comes to authentic and meaningful travel experiences, and the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land makes the list. Read more.
Holy Land Custos Fr. Francesco Patton shook hands with a rabbi and a sharia court judge at an event hosted by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. All three spoke in favor of reducing climate change, especially concerned with increased drought and extreme heat in the Middle East, which can exacerbate conflicts and instability. Read more.
With a recent escalation in violence in Jerusalem, the Custos of the Holy Land is calling for “dialogue” and “moderation.” The recent violence is a response to the installation of metal detectors at Al-Aqsa Mosque and the shooting of two Israeli policemen. Read more.
After spending almost 20 years as a friar in the Holy Land, Fr. Garrett Edmunds reflects on why he became a Franciscan, how he ended up in the Holy Land, and what he likes about working with pilgrims. “There is no other place in the world where the reality of the Incarnation is more alive than [...]
The travel experts at About.com have named the Gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land one of the 15 best gardens in the Washington, DC Capital Region. In her article, author Rachel Cooper noted that “The Washington, DC area has many beautiful public gardens with a wide variety of plants, trees, and flowers. These places offer [...]
April 7, 2017 Bishops echo call of Pope Francis to attain peace in Syria "through dialogue and reconciliation." WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, have issued a joint statement calling for renewed [...]
The following article originally appeared at brooklandbridge.com Peace. Quiet. Solitude. For some people, that sounds like a horrible idea. For others, it sounds like just the respite needed from a frazzled, hyperactive life. One solution to that, it turns out, isn’t hours away in the mountains. It’s right in our own backyard. The hermitages at the [...]
On behalf of Pope Francis, Catholics throughout the world are being asked to keep hope alive for Christians in the Holy Land this Good Friday by contributing to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection. The collection, held in every Catholic parish worldwide, provides critical support for the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land and its ministries, and [...]
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 [...]
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.