1217-2017, 800 YEARS OF FRANCISCAN PRESENCE IN THE HOLY LAND

This current year is highly significant for us. Precisely 800 years ago, during the Chapter of Pentecost celebrated at Saint Mary of the Angels, in the Portiuncula, Assisi, our Order opened up its vision to the missionary and universal dimension. In that occasion the Chapter decided to send friars in all the regions of the known world, as witnesses of fraternity and peace.

Franciscans in the Holy Land: for 800 years, "Witnesses of the Risen One"

18 October 2017

The third episode of the "800 Years of Franciscan Presence in the Holy Land" series (describes) the feast in Jerusalem for the friars of the Custody. Three days that included conferences, celebrations, meetings and the special message of Pope Francis who renewed the Custody's mandate to be "joyful witnesses of the Risen Christ in the Holy Land”.