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Jews, Muslims and Christians unite to combat climate change

2017-07-31T22:07:53+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

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.

Holy Land friar from California shares his vocation story

2017-07-13T17:09:47+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

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 [...]

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15 best gardens in the Washington, DC Capital Region

2017-04-26T01:22:08+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

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 [...]

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U.S. Bishops Conference Calls For Renewed Peace Efforts In Syria

2017-04-07T23:13:24+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

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 [...]

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SOLITUDE (AND SERENITY) AT THE FRANCISCAN MONASTERY’S HERMITAGES

2017-04-05T20:04:33+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

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 [...]

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Keeping Hope Alive: Good Friday Collection

2017-03-29T22:45:57+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

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 [...]

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Remembering Michael Novak, Honorary Board Member

2017-02-19T21:43:29+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

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 [...]

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Family Lives Out Faith Through Welcoming Refugees

2017-02-12T01:29:10+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

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.

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