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Vice-Commissariat of the Holy Land
St. Anthony Friary
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R.P. Joseph Nasanathan, OFM
A Prayer of
A Prayer of St Francis
Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart
and give me true faith,
certain hope, perfect love,
and that I may carry out
Your holy and true command.
– from the first recorded prayer of St Francis,
The Prayer before the Crucifix
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The Holy Land Franciscans of Singapore
Built in 1957 as a Sociological Centre, St Anthony’s is the main friary of the Custody in Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei. Currently, the friary houses the Custody administration, as well as a formation community. At all these levels, the friars remain inspired by St Francis of Assisi, and strive to live out the call to fraternity and Gospel witness, in work, study, prayer and hospitality.
The community fosters individual and communal lives of prayer and devotion, developing the experience of prayer, contemplation and community. Through this fraternity, the Order invests in the formation, education and support of our Friars towards proclaiming the Gospel.
A boat from the time of Jesus on display in a cultural center
In 1986 the remains of an ancient boat were discovered on the north-west coast of the Sea of Galilee. According to the carbon 14 test, it would be typical of the time of Jesus. Sea of Galilee: background of stories such as the sedated storm, the miraculous catch of fish and Jesus walking on the [...]
The birth of Saint John the Baptist is celebrated in Ein Karem
June 24, the day when the Church celebrates the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, "the last of the prophets and the first of those who witnessed Christ the Savior" is a day of celebration in the Holy Land. One of the most prominent villages in the history of St John the Baptist is Ein [...]
The second section of the Terra Sancta Museum inaugurated
The second section of the Terra Sancta Museum dedicated to the archaeological collections of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum was inaugurated at the Convent of the Flagellation in Jerusalem. A Byzantine period cistern, an older room connected to the halls of a Crusader house and finally a splendid court with its adjacencies of the Mamluk age. [...]