The Franciscans and the Holy Land

Holy Land

The Franciscans have had a special connection with the Holy Land since their foundation. This comes from special focus St Francis had on the Incarnation, Jesus is God made man who lived and walked this earth. 

The Franciscans of the Holy Land Custudy are not only guardians of the sites that mark the life of Jesus but look after the Christians of the Holy Land in parishes, school and providing welfare services. The Friars are responsible internationally for the Good Friday collection which supports the Christian community in the Holy Land.

The Holy Land Custody looks after shrines in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus and the island of Rhodes.

Ask Fr Paul about his love and experiences in the Holy Land.