ATS pro Terra Sancta
News from the Holy Land

iBreviary pro Terra Sancta: a new version with Arabic, Turkish and Portuguese

April 2014

For several days now the application iBreviary “pro Terra Sancta” has been available for downloading in an updated version offering new services for users and with the addition of Arabic, [...]

St John’s Sanctuary in Ain Karen: work to build a new welcome room for pilgrims

April 2014

Work to build a new multi-functional reception room at the St John Sanctuary in Aim Karem, near Jerusalem, is progressing at a steady pace. The room, designed to welcome groups pf [...]

From Sicily to Bethlehem, Franciscans helping the poorest

April 2014

The collaboration continues between the nonprofit organization frate Gabriele Allegra (the NGO of the Sicilian Friars Minor) and the Franciscans of the Holy Land, through ATS pro Terra Sancta. The [...]

"Work in progress" in the guesthouse at Sabastiya

April 2014

The works to expand the Mosaic Center Jericho's guesthouse in the village of Sabastiya are continuing, thanks to the support of Belgian Development Cooperation. The new facility will include two [...]

"Convinced that beauty will save the world": work and opportunities for mosaic restorers in East Jerusalem

April 2014

The cemetery of Sheikh Jarrah, the Basilica of All Nations on the Mount of Olives, the ancient chapels of the Holy Sepulcher: there are more and more jobs for which [...]

Marta and Claudia, three months of charity work in Bethlehem

April 2014

The words of Marta and Claudia, two young Italians, upon the completion of their service as volunteers working with the children, youths, elderly and disabled of Bethlehem. After having received a [...]

Holy Land Museum: an opportunity for all nations to take part in the launch of Jerusalem’s Museum of Christianity

March 2014

In the days following the presentation of the Holy Land Museum project to various Consul-Generals of Jerusalem - which took place in the Convent of San Salvatore in Jerusalem on [...]

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