Terra Santa News 24 June 2011

source – http://www.custodia.org

CORPUS CHRISTI AT THE HOLY SEPULCHURE
Near to Calvary, and in front on the tomb in which the body of Christ lay, the Body and Blood of Christ was celebrated this week. Presiding over a Mass and procession was the Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem, William Shomali.

TAU MUSICA CENTER
The Language of music is universal, and it unites. This is not a solution in itself, but at least a starting point, as was the case with the inauguration of the Tau Music Centre, in the presence of the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, Friar José Carballo, during his visit to the Holy Land.

THE FEASTS OF CORPUS CHRISTI AND THE SACRED HEART IN BETHLEHEM
Again this year in Bethlehem many of the Faithful participated in a procession in honour of Corpus Christi and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Salesians in particular have helped to maintain this traditional walk, through the streets of the town, for more than a century.

WITH THE EYES OF THE HEART
With the eyes of the heart. A festival of Arts and Sport at the Helen Keller School at Beit Hanina, a centre of rehabilitation for blind children.

GRADUATIONS
The issuing of diplomas… graduation time at the Holy Land schools. A festive occasion in a deeply rooted tradition.

JERUSALEM OF LIGHT
Another facet of Jerusalem: a festival of music and light colours the nights of an entire week in the Old City.

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