The generosity of Catholics donors during the Collection for the Holy Land on September 13 will help needy Christians living in the Holy Land
The collection that will take place in all parishes this Sunday, September 13, is dedicated to them.
A conversation with Father Francesco Patton, custodian of the Franciscan presence in the Holy Land.
The Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land have an 800-year-old tradition of offering hospitality to pilgrims.
Conflagration came within meters of historic church.
The Custody of the Holy Land provides homes for thousands of needy Christians who might otherwise have to leave their homeland.
The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land helps fund university studies, so local Christians don't feel they need to go abroad to be successful.
Routine construction turned archaeological excavation yeilds relics from as far back as 4,000 years ago.
The Schools of the Custody of the Holy Land provide an excellent education to over 15,000 students of all religions, incomes and abilities.
There are no pilgrims this year because of the pandemic. Both the holy places and the local Christians need support.