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18 November 2023

Exhibition at the Gulbenkian Museum: "a foretaste of what the Terra Sancta Museum will be like"

The Terra Sancta Museum, represented by Fr. Stéphane Milovitch, Director of the Cultural Office, and Fr. Rodrigo Machado Soares, Master of Ceremonies, was honoured to take part in the opening of the ...

5 October 2023

Craftsmanship at the service of the faith

The Custody of the Holy Land will celebrate, as every year, the solemnity of St Francis of Assisi on 3 and 4 October in St Saviour’s church in Jerusalem ; as well as in the 60 Franciscan ...

21 September 2023

An overview of the St Saviour’s convent workshops, from yesterday to today

In the heart of the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem, St Saviour’s convent is a hive of activity. If the old pharmacy and the Franciscan Printing Press are now well known, other traditional ...

13 September 2023

My experience at the service of the archaeological museum of the SBF

As a recent graduate in Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, I was looking for an opportunity that would allow me to concretize the ...

5 September 2023

From the past to the present, Portugal has always been at the service of the Custody of the Holy Land

The call of the Holy Land echoes in all the hearts of believers who want to walk in the footsteps of Christ. Travellers have always set off from one end of the Mediterranean for the other, with ...

25 August 2023

The Journey to Discover the Roots of Agostino Al’Ama

Bethlehem families from the Al’Ama clan gathered in Amman to learn about their family roots. Their main goal was to conduct extensive research on the late organist of the Basilica of the Holy ...

16 August 2023

An important discovery for the Palestinian art of mother-of-pearl

Preparing exhibitions is always an occasion for discoveries or rediscoveries. Only a few hours before the inauguration of “Memories of Saint-Saviour : convent, parish, museum”, while ...

13 July 2023

Behind the scenes of an exhibition, Act II

A part of the masterpieces of the Terra Sancta Museum has flown off to Lisbon to be exhibited from November 2023 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Here we continue our visit behind the ...

7 July 2023

Memories of St Saviour for the inhabitants of Jerusalem

Thanks to the support of the AFD (Agence française de développement) and of the NDC (Ngo for Development Center), the Custody invites inhabitants of Jerusalem, pilgrims and visitors to travel back ...

20 June 2023

University of Bethlehem and the Terra Sancta Museum, a partnership of competences

As part of the "Action for the identity and resilience of East Jerusalem” financed by the AFD - Agence Française de Développement’ and implemented by the NDC – NGO for development center, the ...

31 May 2023

“Memories of Saint Saviour: convent, parish, museum”:

Exhibition from 6th June to 25th July Following in the line of the exhibition “Minkom wa alaikom”, which was held in December 2022 at the Dar al Sabagh center in Bethlehem, the ...

15 May 2023

An unsuspected treasure on the walls of St Saviour’s church

Two large frames with a red background, on which there were very many small metal objects, were recently taken down from the walls of St Saviour’s church. The first aim of the operation was to ...

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