The high-tech world meets ancient times as museum-goers are virtually transported to the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. New Tomb of Christ exhibit highlights recent preservation work by the Holy Land Franciscans. Read more. (photo credit: Rebecca Hale / National Geographic)
After it's recent opening and restoration, new samples of the tomb of Jesus tested by scientists reveal new information about it's age. Read More. (Credit: Oded Balilty/ National Geographic via CNS.)
Franciscans in the Holy Land celebrate the feast of the patron saint of their Third Order, a saint known for her charity as much as her royalty. Read more.
During Washington, DC visit, Franciscan Custos says the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre required cooperation and contributed to breaking down walls between Catholics, Greek Orthodox and Armenians. (Photo Credit: Tyler Orsburn/CNS.)
Ancient books and manuscripts telling of St. Francis of Assisi go on display to commentate 800 years of Franciscans in the Holy Land. Read more...
Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley mentions the similarities between the Holy Land sites and those at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. Read more...
Credit: Debbie Hill/CNS. A Polish friar reflects on the special peace found at the Church of the Visitation, where he is superior. He says friars there have started working on the gardens there to provide a place for outdoor prayer and reflection. Read more.
CNS photo/Amir Cohen, Reuters. Christians, including the Franciscan Custos, urge peace as Christians living in the Holy Land grapple with religious liberty, instability in the region, and the vandalism of holy places. Read More.
Deacons in seminary get an opportunity to usher in the New Year in the Holy Land during a special pilgrimage guided by Fr. James Gardiner, SA. Read more.