800years

Vocations “come and follow me”

1217-2017, 800 YEARS OF FRANCISCAN PRESENCE IN THE HOLY LAND

This current year is highly significant for us. Precisely 800 years ago, during the Chapter of Pentecost celebrated at Saint Mary of the Angels, in the Portiuncula, Assisi, our Order opened up its vision to the missionary and universal dimension. In that occasion the Chapter decided to send friars in all the regions of the known world, as witnesses of fraternity and peace.

It was on that occasion that a group of friars was sent to the regions  "beyond the sea".

Their leader was brother Elias of Cortona. They founded a Franciscan Province, which was initially known as the Province of Outremer or Syria.

Fr. Francesco Patton, ofm
Custos of the Holy Land

The image of the miniature "Arrival of Saint Francis in the Holy Land" used for the production of the logo is taken from the Major Legend of Saint Bonaventure (382). With the kind concession of the Historical Institute of the Capuchins - Franciscan Museum - Rome.

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Events calendar

24/12/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Vigil of Christmas. Bethlehem: 13.30 Entrance of the Archbishop & I Vespers 16.00 Procession 23.30 Office - 00.00 Mass - 1.45 Procession to the Grotto

25/12/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Nativity of the Lord. Bethlehem (St. Catherine): 10.00 Mass Shepherds' Field (Greek & Catholic): 14.00 Pilgrimage

26/12/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Feast St. Stephen, Protomartyr. St. Stephen: 16.00 Pilgrimage

28/12/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Feast of the Holy Innocents. Bethlehem: 10.00 Entrance (Vicar)

31/12/2017 CELEBRATIONS

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. Nazareth: 10.00 Mass (Custos)

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