23 November 2017

Terra Santa News 24/11/2017

This week: Anniversary of St. Marie Alphonsine and World Day of the Poor in the Holy Land, where preparations for the 2018 Synod are taking place and where we continue to welcome thousands of pilgrims. Also: First Museum of Samaritans and Art of Sculpture in Bethlehem.

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CELEBRATION OF ANNIVERSARY OF MARIE ALPHONSINE AND WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
On Sunday, November 19, the Church celebrated the liturgical commemoration of St. Marie Alphonsine. The celebration coincided with the First World Day of the Poor, instituted by Pope Francis.

SYNOD 2018 FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE HOLY LAND
Young Catholics of the Holy Land took part in a preparatory meeting for the Feast of Christ the King and for the 2018 Bishops' Synod.

THE FLOW OF PILGRIMS TO THE HOLY LAND INCREASES
A few days ago, Israel celebrated the milestone of having 3 million visitors since the beginning of 2017, beating records from previous years. This means that the flow of pilgrims in the Holy Places has increased.

SAMARITAN MUSEUM: A TRIP BACK IN TIME
It is the first museum dedicated to the Samaritans. It stands on Mount Gerizim, which is considered to be the sacred place where the temple stood: a place that reveals history and traditions of the ancient biblical people.

PALESTINIAN DAILY LIFE CARVED IN THE ARTWORK OF KHALIL SA'ADEH
Khalil Sa'adeh is a sculptor in Bethlehem who works with wood, bronze and stone. He inherited this profession from his father and, to this day, he has continued to develop it.