Terra Santa News  03/06/2011


The Feast of the Ascension. Celebrated in the place that tradition recalls as the exact point where Christ ascended to heaven.


At the sanctuary of the Visitation. The celebration of May 31 in Ein Karem, which preserves the memory of the encounter of faith between Mary and her cousin Elizabeth.


In procession for the Virgin Mary… Many faithful walked along the streets of the old city of Jerusalem, entrusting themselves to the Blessed Virgin at the closure of the month dedicated to her.


News and pictures of the holy sites are now available on the iPad, the new application created by the Custody of the Holy Land and downloadable in four languages.

(see below for more details)


Farewell to Therese at the Tel Aviv airport. The urn with the remains of the Saint of Lisieux left the Holy Land after three months of pilgrimage in villages and parishes.


Saturday, June 11, the sixth edition of the extraordinary prayer of all churches. It is the turn of the Latin Church. A live broadcast from the concathedral of the patriarchate beginning at 6pm, local time. (less info)

About Terra Sancta iPad  Application

Click on link to view application on iTunes

The “Terra Sancta” application is produced by the Custody of the Holy Land with the aim of making the initiatives in the Holy Places known all over the world.

Through very beautiful photo galleries and all the news videos of the Franciscan Media Center, the application helps create a real bond of friendship, communion and knowledge between all the Christians in the world and the communities that live in the land of Jesus.

The application contains:

  • a NEWS section with all the news in text form, videos from the Holy Land and related galleries
  • a VIDEO section with all the videos (documentaries, specials, news) produced by the Franciscan Media Center. The videos can be seen in the application or with full screen display.
  • a GALLERY section with all the photo galleries of the Holy Places.  The application offers a splendid display of full screen, high resolution photos, through intuitive navigation using special preview images.
  • a CANDLES section, which lets believers send their prayer messages DIRECTLY to the Holy Land.

The application lets you share all the contents with your email, TWITTER and FACEBOOK contacts.