COLUMBUS REGION

THE REGION


Columbus Vision Statement: To build and maintain a vibrant Christian support base in the Columbus Region who support FFHL through spiritual and monetary initiatives. 

Columbus Mission Statement: Cradling Christianity was founded in 2006 by a group of Catholics from Columbus, Ohio, upon their return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Cradling Christianity strives to assist the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land to provide education, housing and employment to Christians in the Holy Land.

Region Objective: We assist the Franciscan Foundation of the Holy Land to help the marginalized Christians in the Holy Land by providing education opportunities, housing and employment.


“WE ARE PROUD OF THE WORK WE ARE DOING TO HELP OUR CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTERS IN THE HOLY LAND.”

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2021 REGIONAL EVENTS

Cradling Christianity’s
50th Annual Fundraising Dinner!

Thursday, Sept. 17th, 2020
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently evaluating potential impact to our annual events. Check back soon for updated information. Please direct any questions or comments to the Regional Director by emailing below, or contact our National Regional Director, Michael LeCuyer, directly at [email protected].

Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land Benefit Dinner

Thursday, September 17,2020 5:30 pm
St. Charles Prep School
2010 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Keynote Topic:

“Presence and Perseverance”

Co-Chairs

RUSSELL AND PATRICIA HOWARD
Ticket Information:

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Rev. Peter F. Vasko, OFM

President Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land Father Vasko has lived in the Holy Land for over 35 years.

Keynote Speaker:

Father David Schalk

Pastor Christ the King Parish Vicar for Hispanic Ministries for the Diocese of Columbus Adjunct Lecturer School of Theology Potifical College Josephinum


SAFEGUARDING THE CHRISTIAN PRESENCE IN THE HOLY LAND

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Russ and Patricia Howard
Columbus Regional Representative
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PILGRIMAGE REFLECTIONS

  • The effects of this pilgrimage will likely be enduring, perhaps even epic. The sea change in Catholic-Jewish relations has been registered by people who may have heard something about it previously, but have now seen it embodied. One can only hope that the Palestinian people, seeing what mature leadership looks like, will be able to demand it of their own leaders. As for the impact on the Catholic Church, I’d venture the guess that this pilgrimage will, one day, loom large in the deliberations of the conclave that chooses John Paul’s successor”many years from now, I devoutly hope.

    John Harringer, 2005 Pilgrim

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