A Gift Shop with a Mission

A Gift Shop with a Mission

The Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop features unique, handcrafted, fair trade products made by Christian artisans in the Holy Land. Purchases made through the ever expanding online gift shop help support these artisans and their families to live and thrive in the region. All of the artisans are fairly compensated for their work.

Supporting Holy Land Christian Artisans

The Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop features unique, handcrafted, fair trade products made by Christian artisans in the Holy Land. Purchases made through the ever expanding online gift shop help support these artisans and their families to live and thrive in the region. All of the artisans are fairly compensated for their work.

Making the Holy Land Connection

The Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop connects people to the lives of Holy Land Christians by sharing their unique stories – the many challenges they face and the rich history they have in the region. This is accomplished online through the Holy Land Gift Shop blog, Facebook page and shop, as well as through a social media presence on Instagram and Pinterest.

HELEN ELOUSSIE -- Craft: embroidery; Employed by: Arab Women’s Union; Location: Bethlehem; Note of Interest: Last of her family in the Holy Land

HELEN ELOUSSIE — Craft: embroidery; Employed by: Arab Women’s Union; Location: Bethlehem; Note of Interest: Last of her family in the Holy Land

The Place to Find Quality Holy Land Products

The Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop enables people to purchase authentic, high-quality, and sometimes one-of-a-kind products from Christian artisans in the Holy Land. This serves two purposes. First, for pilgrims returning from a Franciscan Holy Land Pilgrimage, the many offerings in the online Holy Land Gift shop provide a wonderful opportunity to purchase souvenirs to commemorate their trips. Secondly, the Holy Land Gift Shop also provides an amazing opportunity for people who haven’t been able to take a Holy Land Pilgrimage to purchase exquisite, fair trade, handcrafted items such as embroidered textiles and various products crafted from olive wood and mother-of-pearl. The best part is that every purchase made from the Holy Land Gift Shop supports Christian families in the Holy Land as well as helping to maintain the mission of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.

Christian artisan and olive wood factory owner, Bassem Giacaman, shares his experience running a production and retail business in the Holy Land.

What is The Mission?

The Franciscan Friars’ work in the Holy Land is vital. As Pope Francis says, “We will not resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians.” Among the many works they do, the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Land preserve the holy places and make it possible for Christians to remain in the land of Jesus. The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., sustains this 800-year mission of the Holy Land Franciscans through education, fundraising, recruiting vocations, promoting pilgrimages and ministering to people in the DC area.
The Franciscan Monastery is home to a thriving Franciscan community — self-sustaining and capable of fulfilling its important mission on behalf of the Holy Land, its Friars and the Church Universal.

The Holy Land Gift Shop supports Christians in the Holy Land

Visit now to learn more or to offer your support through a purchase of the many Holy Land Products available from the Franciscan Monastery Holy Land Gift Shop.

2018-08-21T11:18:55+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Gift Shop with a Mission