News from the Holy Land
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 [...]

Christ is risen, he is really risen! Here: Happy Eastyer from the Association pro Terra Sancta

Christ is risen, he is really risen! Here: Happy Eastyer from the Association pro Terra Sancta

April 2017

“The physical place that preserves the memory of the burial of our Lord Jesus Christ and testifies that the incarnation of the Son of God is so real and complete [...]

To welcome each one as Jesus himself: Dar al Majus, the new guesthouse in Bethlehem

"To welcome each one as Jesus himself": Dar al Majus, the new guesthouse in Bethlehem

March 2017

"Dar al Majus", namely, the house of the Three Kings. This is the name of the new guesthouse for pilgrims and visitors which was inaugurated in Bethlehem. The guesthouse has [...]