19 April 2018

Terra Santa News 20/04/2018

This week: The appeal of Pope Francis and local Franciscans for peace in Syria, the vocations of Syrian twins, the first photography academy in Palestine, the Rosary Sisters’ school for sewing and fashion design, and the Qumran scrolls at the Israel Museum.

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SYRIA, THE APPEAL OF THE POPE AND LOCAL FRANCISCANS FOR PEACE
The heartfelt plea of Pope Francis for political leaders to put an end to the war in Syria, and a request for prayers by friars still in Aleppo and Damascus.

SEEDS OF HOPE: THE VOCATIONS OF SYRIAN TWINS AT THE CUSTODY
The life of two Syrian friars, students of the Custody of the Holy Land: an expression of hope and a search for holiness as expressed in ‘Gaudete et Exultate’, the new Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis.

THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHY ACADEMY IN PALESTINE
At Jifna, near Ramallah, the photographer Arine Rinawi has established the first academy in the Palestinian territories to specialize in the art of images.

SEWING AND FASHION DESIGN, THE ROSARY SISTERS’ CENTER
In 1987, the the Rosary Sisters established a center for instruction in sewing and fashion. Here students in Jerusalem learn the theory and practice of these arts.

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: THE SCROLLS OF QUMRAN
The Shrine of the Book, within the Israel Museum, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest extant biblical manuscripts.