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Terra Sancta Museum, ceremony of laying the foundation stone by the Custos of the Holy Land

June 2015

Thursday 25 June took place the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the creation of the Terra Sancta Museum, the world's first museum dedicated to the roots of Christianity [...]

Emergency Syria: a summer camp brings joy to the heart of Aleppo

June 2015

“We have recently started a summer camp for the children of Aleppo. Initially there were 50 and then, in just a little while, it was up to 120 attending!” says [...]

Discovering the Dominus Flevit: first visit for 15 girls from a school at the Mount of Olives

June 2015

On Tuesday 9th June there was the first visit to the Dominus Flevit by some girls from the At-Tur Girls School, at the Mount of Olives. Fifteen 11-year-old girls visited [...]

The Magnificat turns 20: a celebration with music and memories

June 2015

“The Magnificat school was founded in June 1995. At that time there were few students, approximately 25. And then it grew, and today we have about 200 students; we went [...]

The wedding list? a special donation for Bethlehem

June 2015

Maurizio and Valentina wanted their wedding to be a donation for those who need it most. They got married by the Franciscan friars in front of a big crowd,and they [...]

Personality of the Month: Naila, Social Worker in Bethlehem

June 2015

This month Association pro Terra Sancta launches the initiative “Personality of the Month”: each month we will introduce you to a person living in the Holy Land, in order to [...]

A typical day for the elderly people at the Day Centre of the Antonian Society, in Bethlehem

June 2015

A mere two steps away from the Bethlehem checkpoint, there is a place that represents hope and newfound tranquillity for many people. These people find themselves living on their own [...]

10 June: talking about Palestinian Cultural Heritage at the SOAS University of London

June 2015

Wednesday 10th June at 5.30 pm will take place the lecture "Managing Palestinian Cultural Heritage: Between Threats and Opportunities" at the Brunei Gallery (Room B104) of SOAS University of London. The guest [...]

"Guarding means, above all, to love, care for and hold close to one’s heart"

P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM,
Custos of the Holy Land