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Registration for the Western Lieutenancy 2019 Annual Meeting is Now Open!

Diocese of Phoenix
Thursday,  Sept 26 – Monday Sept 30, 2019
St. Bernard Clairvaux Church
Hyatt Regency Hotel Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Holy Land Economic Development Fund August 2019 Update

We are pleased to keep you up to date on the good works that are being accomplished through your support of the HLEDF! Your contributions to the fund are directly and positively impacting the lives of Christian families who need financial assistance to grow and maintain the small businesses they operate in the Holy Land. We have recently been able to provide funding for two new loans. Click here to read the latest report.


Most Rev. Sir Edward Joseph Weisenburger, KC*HS,
Introduced as Prior for the Diocese of Tucson

Most Reverend Sir Weisenburger, KC*HS, was a member of the EOHSJ for 15 years before his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson. As Prior, he has always included in diocesan liturgies the Knights and Ladies of the Tucson Area in their robes. He was previously Bishop of the Diocese of Salina, Kansas, where he was the only EOHSJ member. Click here for full story in Tucson Area News.


Latin Patriarchal Seminary of Beit Jala Proudly Shares Its Activities During the Academic School Year 2018-2019

The Latin Patriarchal Seminary of Beit Jala (Seminary), one of the institutions our Order supports in the Holy Land through the Adopt-A-Seminarian program, has provided photographs documenting its various activities during the academic school year 2018-2019. Located near Jerusalem, the Seminary educates, trains, and forms men to serve as priests for the Roman Catholic community of the Holy Land.

The Seminary was founded in Jerusalem in 1852 and transferred to Beit Jala in 1857. The curriculum includes a year of spirituality, a year of French, two years of philosophy and four years of theology. From its founding in 1852 until 2008, the Seminary formed and ordained 260 priests, 12 of which became bishops and three became patriarchs. We would like to share these beautiful and inspiriting photos sent by Fr. Yacoub.
Click here to see the entire album.

 


Bethlehem University Foundation Honors
Most Rev. Sir Gerald F. Kicanas, KC*HS

The Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, KC*HS, bishop emeritus of Tucson, Arizona will be honored with the Archbishop Pietro Sambi “Star of Bethlehem” Award (Award) for services to the Bethlehem University Foundation (BUF).  Read the full story here.

 


Grand Master, Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, has appointed our Chancellor,
Lady Margaret Romano, LGCHS,
as the eighth Lieutenant of the
Western USA Lieutenancy.

Read the full announcement here


“Reflections from the Holy Land: Visit to Jordan”

By Mr. Sami El-Yousef, Chief Executive Officer of the Latin Patriarchate.
Mr. El-Yousef will the speaker at the Western Lieutenancy’s 2019 Annual Meeting.


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