Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., to speak on "Synodality and Pope Francis" at The Catholic University. Read More.
Young, enthusiastic Brazilian priest makes final vows as a Holy Land Franciscan. Fr. Clovis Bettinelli encouraged young people, saying a call to the Holy Land is a beautiful mission. "It is a vocation that requires young people who wish to come here to have radical spirit." Read more.
The Bethlehem Boys Home run by the Holy Land Franciscans celebrates 10 years of helping boys in need. The school has served as an after-school program, and even as a main home, for over 80 young people in that time. Read more.
Franciscans in Egypt kicked off events that mark 800 years since St. Francis’ visit to the Sultan there in 1219. Worldwide celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Franciscans in the Holy Land are now underway. Read more...
Franciscans lead pilgrims and Holy Land residents in venerating the “true cross” as they celebrated the Exhaltation of the Cross. Fr. Dobromir Jazstal offered the cross as a “hope for those who felt the weight of the world on their shoulders." Read more.
Magnificat Institute students performed among many artists from many countries in the "Sounding Jerusalem" music festival. The festival's aim is to create unity and dialogue between different peoples through the power of music. Read more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 2017 In response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA, the US Franciscans state that “all forms of racism, white supremacy, neo-nazism, xenophobia, and hatred are wrong.” Read official statement>
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.