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The Good Friday Collection to Support the Places of Jesus

2020-03-11T17:42:13+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: News from the Holy Land|

Your Excellency, “Jesus will be in agony even to the end of the world; we must not sleep during that time” (Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 553). Pascal’s phrase reminds us of the mystery of the Redeemer’s struggle and suffering, which the liturgical year celebrates and makes present in a special way through Holy Week and the Sacred [...]

The Ancient Books of the Custody of the Holy Land: A Treasure That Will Soon be Online

2020-03-11T17:52:01+00:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: News from the Holy Land|

250,000 is the number of photographs that are needed not so much to remember the past with nostalgia, but rather to ensure a future for the books kept on these increasingly technological shelves: these are the more than a thousand ancient volumes that can be found in the General Library of the Custody of the Holy [...]

To Preserve Memory and Update the History of Redemption

2020-03-11T17:47:59+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: News from the Holy Land|

Every day, the shrines of the Holy Land welcome pilgrims from all over the world. Mystical places where the grace of Revelation is experienced. The Custody of the Holy Land has the task of preserving more than 50 sanctuaries, located in the current borders of Israel, Palestine and Jordan. From Mount Nebo, where Moses contemplated the [...]