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Mother-of-Pearl: The Holy Land Connection

2018-06-18T09:55:49+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mother-of-Pearl (MOP) carving has been a Bethlehem tradition since the art was introduced to the city by Franciscan friars from Damascus during the 15th century. According to the Custody of the Holy Land, the Franciscan friars brought skillful artists from Italy who worked in the craft, and the sons of Bethlehem learned and excelled [...]

A Gift Shop with a Mission

2018-05-18T07:33:25+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Turkish (Coffee) Delight

2018-04-20T07:18:36+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

A Turkish Coffee Review with Tommy Tighe Tommy Tighe, humorist and Catholic author, also known as The Catholic Hipster, agreed to test the Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop’s Turkish Coffee. Tommy’s thoughts on the Holy Land Gift Shop’s Orient Mill Turkish Coffee? 3 THUMBS UP!! Here is a little more from Tommy and his [...]

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