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11 02, 2016

Join the Franciscans in prayer this Lent!


Pray with the FRIAR App This Lent Prayer, fasting and almsgiving - these are the pillars of Lent. During this time of grace join us every day on the FRIAR app. Each day we will post a special Lenten Good Deed to help you make this season of renewal more focused, more prayerful, more Franciscan.

Join the Franciscans in prayer this Lent!2016-05-30T08:04:13+01:00
5 02, 2016

Hating ISIS is not the Answer


Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM is head of the Franciscans in the Middle East. The friars of the Custody of the Holy Land are active in Israel and Palestine, but also in Egypt and Syria. A friar was recently abducted in Syria. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) met the Custos in Jerusalem to discuss the prospects of Christians in Syria and the Middle East five years after the beginning of the “Arab Spring”.

Hating ISIS is not the Answer2016-05-26T13:32:21+01:00
5 01, 2016

Surprise visit to Greccio


Pope Francis made a surprise visit on 4 January to the Italian hill town of Greccio where, centuries earlier, St. Francis created the first nativity scene. The visit to the town included a stop at the Sanctuary of the manger scene (“Santuario del presepe”), where the Pope met with members of the friars who live there. He prayed before a 15th century fresco depicting the nativity scene of Greccio on one side, and the nativity of Greccio on the other.

Surprise visit to Greccio2016-05-26T13:21:37+01:00