Friars & Holy Land

In 1291, the city of St. Jean d’Acre — the last remaining Crusader stronghold — fell into Muslim hands. The Franciscans of the Holy Land found refuge in Cyprus, yet they returned to the area less than four decades later. Since 1333, Franciscan friars have served as custodians of the region’s holy places. Today, the friars ministering in the Holy Land are in: Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and the islands of Cyprus and Rhodes. There are more than 300 friars in these lands, working in collaboration with 100 sisters from various congregations. The Franciscans serve the principal shrines of the Christian faith, among them the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Annunciation in Nazareth. The work of the friars includes support of schools and missions in the Holy Land, as well as caring for refugees and other marginalized people throughout the region.

St. Francis of Assisi


FRAIRS B'DAYS (October)

Robin Lakra
4 / October / 1974

Jugal Kishore Lakra
7 / October / 1976

Joy Sebastian
15 / October / 1972

Prasad Rao K.
15 / October / 1990

Manius Dehanga
19 / October / 1992

Arokiasamy p.
21 / October / 1970

Eliyas Reddy
21 / October / 1995

Gerald Lobo
26 / October / 1951

Jose Palimattom
27 / October / 1967

Benjamin Jojo
27 / October / 1975

Anil Xalxo
27 / October / 1979

Thumma Ranjith Kumar Reddy
27 / October/ 1988

Teiborlang Wartde
28 / October / 1987

Austin Francis
30 / October / 1972

Manish Ekka
31 / October/ 1993