Father Bashar Fawadleh: Palestine, A Nursery Of Sanctity

Fr. Bashar FawadlehFr. Bashar Fawadleh

09-04-2015  17:39


 Father Bashar Fawadleh: Palestine, A Nursery Of Sanctity

Preparations are in progress to celebrate the canonization of the two Palestinian nuns: Mary Alfonsine, founder of the order of the Holy Rosary Sisters, and Mariam for the Crucified Jesus, founder of the Carmelite nunnery in Bethlehem. The canonization will take place during the Pontifical Mass officiated by His Holiness Pope Francis in Rome on May 17.



In an interview with Fr. Fawadleh, the spiritual counselor of the Christian Youth Students in Palestine, he pointed out to the importance of this event on the spiritual, religious, ecclesiastical and national levels. He asserted that Palestine was, is still and will always be nursery of saintliness. He called upon the youth to follow the example of the life of the two saints in terms of meekness, love, sacrifice, and faith.

Fr. Fawadleh also pointed out to the importance of canonizing the two Palestinian nuns on the national level, because it asserts the deeply-routed Christian presence in Palestine which extends to more than 2000 years ago, despite the very difficult conditions we go through. He added that the final word is not for sorrow, crucifixion and death, but rather for the resurrection and life. The grain of wheat that died produced much fruit.