FFHL St. Francis Appeal

Christians in the Holy Land know they have a very special mission given to them by God.

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received — only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage. “

  St Francis Assisi holding Jesus - Holy Land StatueGiovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, known today as Saint Francis, is one of the most celebrated religious figures in history. Nicknamed “Francesco” by his father, Francis was a Catholic friar and preacher who lived from 1181 to 1226 near the town of Assisi, Italy. St. Francis is remembered for his kindness for the vulnerable, especially poor people, sick people and animals. Abandoning his wealth, St. Francis chose to live a life of abject poverty in service to those in need. Today, his messages provide hope to Holy Land Christians who are struggling to find sustainable employment and affordable housing. The situation has been worsening over the past few years as the pandemic brought widespread instability to the region. The Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (FFHL) exists to help our Christian brothers and sisters remain in the land of the Savior. Because of the generosity of our supporters like you, FFHL can provide essential educational and humanitarian resources to families in need and stem the exodus from the Holy Land.

“For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

Let us together follow St. Francis’ life of service and charity by supporting our Christian brothers and sisters through an offering of financial support. Your donation “brings hope and a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage” to the people who need it most. Thank you for your faithful gifts that bring light to the darkness in the land of our Lord and Savior. Please know that I carry you and your loved ones in my heart and lift you up in my prayers.

Yours in Christ,

-Fr. Peter F. Vasko, OFM, President Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land

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