Jerusalem the eldest

Basilique Ste Anne Jerusalem

Today, we celebrated the 140th anniversary, to the day, of the arrival of the first White Fathers in Jerusalem on October 1, 1878. They left Algiers on September 14 and landed at the port of Jaffa. As a result, we are probably among the oldest – if not the oldest – communities still in existence, without interruption, for so long. We hope to associate these 140 years with our celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Society of Missionaries of Africa.


Fraternal greetings to all,
Frans Bouwen
Ste Ann’s

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