Bishop Edward Rice
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
November 6-16, 2023
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THE ORDER & THE CHURCH IN THE HOLY LAND
The Grand Magisterium of the Order
The link above takes you to the English language website for the Grand Magisterium of the Order. Here you will find current and historical information on the Order. The site includes copies of the Grand Magisterium Newletter and Annales.
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
This site is continuously updated and has been greatly enhanced. The text mostly defaults to English, but much of the site can also be viewed in French, Italian, and Arabic, and a few parts still only in French. It includes a great deal of information about the work of the Church in the Holy Land and related matters.
Order of Friars Minor – the Franciscans
The Franciscans are a fraternity living in the Holy Land, who preserve, study and render the places where the Christian faith originated. This site is frequently updated and offers great details on the many Holy Land sites that our Order visits during our Pilgrimages.
OTHER USA LIEUTENANCIES
USA Lieutenancy Map courtesy of the North Central Lieutenancy
Websites for the USA LIEUTENANCIES
There are about 30,000 Knights and Dames worldwide, articulated within geographic areas through local organizations called Lieutenancies or Magistral Delegations (which are often the first step towards the formation of a Lieutenancy). The Grand Magisterium of the Order website maintains a list of all the International Lieutenancies showing their Lieutenant, their Grand Prior and in most cases, a website link. This information can be accessed by clicking HERE
THE HOLY SEE
English Language Vatican Home Page
Pope Francis Index Page
Links to copies of the current Holy Father’s exhortations, speeches, sermons, and other significant documents. Almost all of these are available here in English.
Links to copies of previous pontiffs’ exhortations, speeches, sermons, and other significant documents. These online archives are most complete for recent pontiffs, but some material is available from as far back as the pontificate of Pius XI. Much of the earlier material is only available in Latin and/or Italian, but English versions of most of the material from the pontificates of John Paul I and John Paul II (and of some from that of Paul VI) are available here.
THE HOLY LAND
This opens a page on our holysepulchre.net site which contains links to many additional sources of videos and other information about the Holy land and the people who live there.