History of the Custody

Vocations “come and follow me”

The Custody and Its History in the Holy Land

“It was not without a providential design that the historical events of the 13th century took the Order of Friars Minor to the Holy Land. Since then, the sons of St. Francis have remained in the Land of Jesus, to serve the local Church and to look after, restore and protect the Holy Places of Christianity.”

Paul VI – Nobis in animo, 1974


Leading figures in the holy places, the Friars Minor fulfill their mission in this land encouraged by their founder, St. Francis, who went to the Holy Land in 1217.

Since then, they have always accepted the challenges of the times to be able to transmit the Grace of the holy places to the whole of humanity and to share their lives with the “living stones”, the local Christian communities.

Franciscan Presence in the Holy Land


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Events calendar

03/05/2018 CELEBRATIONS

Diocese of Jerusalem: Feast of St. James, Apostle

06/05/2018 CELEBRATIONS

VI Sun. of Easter. Holy Sepulchre: 15.30 Procession & I Vespers 00.30 Vigil

07/05/2018 CELEBRATIONS

Invention of the Holy Cross at the Holy Sepulchre: 9.30 Solemn Mass & Procession with the Relics (Custos)

09/05/2018 CELEBRATIONS

Ascension of the Lord. Ascension: 16.00 Entrance (Vicar CTS) – 16.30 I Vespers – 18.30 Compline – 23.00 Vigil

10/05/2018 CELEBRATIONS

Ascension: 8.00 Mass in Arabic – 9.30 Solemn Mass

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