Franciscan Gallery – FRANCISCAN CUSTODY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE V

V. Holy Sepulchre: Source of Divine Grace The Holy Places are not only stones, vestiges of the past. Above all, they are the footprints of God’s passage through this world. The work of the followers of Saint Francis in the Holy Land has consisted of enlivening these stones, making them speak to the hearts of […]

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Franciscan Gallery – FRANCISCAN CUSTODY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE IV

IV. Finding Christ, dead and risen, in the Holy Sepulchre The work of the Franciscans in the Holy Land and, especially, in the Holy Sepulchre, in addition to preserving the property and use of the Basilica, has been to celebrate Christian worship in the Sanctuaries, to give a biblical-archaeological foundation to the Holy Places through […]

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Franciscan Gallery – FRANCISCAN CUSTODY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE III

III. Holy Sepulchre and Liturgy In addition to the Liturgy, the Franciscans have created other popular pious activities: the daily procession at the Holy Sepulchre, the Stations of the Cross through the streets of Jerusalem, pilgrimages to the Shrines of the Holy Land. The Stations of the Cross through the streets of Jerusalem, held every […]

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Franciscan Gallery – FRANCISCAN CUSTODY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE II

II Custody of the Holy Sepulchre John Paul II, remembering the 650th anniversary of the Bull Gratias agimus, by which Pope Clement VI entrusted the custody of the Places that remember the mysteries of the Redemption, to the followers of Saint Francis, who had already been there since the times of his Founder and Father, […]

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