Holy Land

$3.5 million in donations were collected for the Holy Land

The generosity of Catholics donors during the Collection for the Holy Land on September 13 will help needy Christians living in the Holy Land

5 Reasons why Christians in the Holy Land need our help

The collection that will take place in all parishes this Sunday, September 13, is dedicated to them.

The little-known epic of the Custody of the Holy Land

A conversation with Father Francesco Patton, custodian of the Franciscan presence in the Holy Land.

Take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and stay at a Franciscan Casa Nova hostel

The Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land have an 800-year-old tradition of offering hospitality to pilgrims.

Israel’s Basilica of Transfiguration safe after forest fire on Tabor

Conflagration came within meters of historic church.

Franciscan Friars offer housing to encourage “living stones” to stay in the Land of Jesus

The Custody of the Holy Land provides homes for thousands of needy Christians who might otherwise have to leave their homeland.

These 500 college scholarships help keep young Christians in the Holy Land

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.

Nazareth hotel exhibits artifacts excavated from its own grounds

Routine construction turned archaeological excavation yeilds relics from as far back as 4,000 years ago.

Franciscan schools preserve the Christian presence in the Holy Land

The Schools of the Custody of the Holy Land provide an excellent education to over 15,000 students of all religions, incomes and abilities.

Holy Land leader begs Christians to pitch in for holy sites, local families

There are no pilgrims this year because of the pandemic. Both the holy places and the local Christians need support.

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