News from the Holy Land
Meet me in the sound,  through music. The Music Therapy course in Bethlehem

Meet me in the sound, through music. The Music Therapy course in Bethlehem

August 2017

"You will find me in the sound": you will find me, you will meet me through sound and music. This is the title of the Music Therapy course addressed to [...]

Updates from Syria: “We're going back home, but it is not over yet!”

Updates from Syria: “We're going back home, but it is not over yet!”

August 2017

“We heard that the Church assists, helps and encourages people; and so it’s ready to intervene in rebuilding a damaged house, it’s ready to help a father to find a [...]

Earthquake in Kos, Greece: the witness of Father Luke Gregory and the support to the island

Earthquake in Kos, Greece: the witness of Father Luke Gregory and the support to the island

July 2017

“Nobody can imagine the devastation provoked by the 6,7 magnitude earthquake in the Island of Kos. It stroke at around 1.30 a.m. on Friday night, then other 20 shocks came [...]

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 [...]