The Custody of the Holy Land promotes pilgrimages to the Holy Places, of which the Franciscans of the Orders of Friars Minor have been the custodians for almost eight centuries, according to the wishes and mandate of the Universal Church.
It promotes journeys with an in-depth spiritual approach in the Holy Land, to those Holy Places which St. Francis, founder of the Order, visited in 1219, and to which the Franciscans have accompanied pilgrims from all over the world for centuries.
The suggestions for pilgrimages include itineraries of eight days to the Holy Places and pilgrimages inspired by Biblical itineraries which include visits in Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Turkey.
Pilgrims who choose a pilgrimage promoted by the Custody of the Holy Land stay at the Case Nove, the Franciscan centres of hospitality located near the main Sanctuaries.
On the site of the Pilgrimages you can also find very useful practical information for those wishing to visit the Holy Land.
Going on a pilgrimage with the Custody of the Holy Land means contributing to the Franciscan mission in the Holy Land. The great work carried on by the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land over the centuries has been made possible thanks to a network of structures all over the world which contribute to supporting the Christian presence in the Holy Land and the maintenance of the Holy Places.