OFM Franciscans - India

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

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST. FRANCIS

ST. FRANCIS

FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (July)

Anthony Alex Martis
01 July

Anthony Alex Martis
02 July

Anthony K.P
03 July

Martin Sangma
05 July

Jugal Kishore Lakra
06 July

Stephen Lamin Gashuga
07 July

Dominic C.J.
08 July

Pawan Niksh Kujur
10 July

Ajeet Kumar Tirkey
10 July

Anto Leo
12 July

Sidney J.M
13 July

Arvind Kerketta
13 July

Michael Anand
14 July

Simon A.
14 July

Bal Raj Madanu
20 July

Joachim Tinneny
21 July

Francis Lawphniaw
21 July

James N.
21 July

Joachim Tinneny
22 July

Ravinder Kujur
23 July

Phyrnai Lyngdoh
27 July

Joseph Prasanna Kumar
31 July