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Story of Ruwaida, the ceramist in Nisf Jubeil

Story of Ruwaida, the ceramist in Nisf Jubeil

July 2017

As a child, Ruwaida Jelal Khalil dreamed of becoming an artist. "Art," she tells us, "has always given me energy, helping me in moments of deep sadness." We are in Nisf [...]

“Help us bring light to the Christians in Gaza”: the appeal of the Parish Priest Fr. Mario Da Silva

“Help us bring light to the Christians in Gaza”: the appeal of the Parish Priest Fr. Mario Da Silva

June 2017

For about three months now, Christians in Gaza have been living in the dark. “Until recently, we had electricity for eight hours, then only for six hours a day, then [...]

Bethany the home of friendship: an unsual iftar at the Franciscan Convent

Bethany the "home of friendship": an unsual iftar at the Franciscan Convent

June 2017

(from Custodia.org) Christians and Muslims coming together to share the beauty of encountering each other: this is what happened in Bethany on the occasion of the iftar between the friars of [...]

Rami from Nisf Jubeil

Rami from Nisf Jubeil

May 2017

“After the days of the olives I will finally be engaged and then, soon, I will get married.” Rami Awayes, is 28; it seemed impossible to him until a few [...]

Witnesses from Syria: Sister Iole, missionary of hope in Damascus

Witnesses from Syria: Sister Iole, missionary of hope in Damascus

May 2017

“The heart of Syria in Damascus is still pulsating ... It has never stopped, and now it needs to beat harder than ever, so we might start to rebuild our [...]

General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta: ongoing activities and future priorities

General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta: ongoing activities and future priorities

May 2017

The General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta met in Jerusalem to update its members on the great development of the Association in the past year, and to discuss [...]

The Under the Tower festival in Bethany, to involve the entire community in conservation and future development

The "Under the Tower" festival in Bethany, to involve the entire community in conservation and future development

May 2017

"Who does not know his past, has no future!" said Carla Benelli, coordinator of Cultural Projects for the Association Pro Terra Sancta, at the end of her speech at festival [...]

From the Holy Land to Milan, a contagious passion for beauty and preservation

From the Holy Land to Milan, a contagious passion for beauty and preservation

April 2017

“Great people! Of an equilibrium and calmness that are not easy to keep in that land of constant conflicts!” says the Professor of Human studies, of the of the Salvador [...]