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From Jaffa Gate to Zion Gate
San Salvador Monestary

Returning back to Ha’Notzrim Street, we take a left due north and turn left once more on St. Francis Street. To our right we will see the Franciscan Monastery Compound of St. Salvador which can be recognized by the church’s dome.

The Franciscan order has been in the Holy Land for over 8 centuries. In 1219, Saint Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, visited the Holy Land despite it being under Muslim control after the defeat of the Crusaders in 1187. Franciscan monks continued to arrive at the Holy Land ever since, adhering to the three fundamental vows of the Order: Obedience, Poverty and Chastity. Their devotion to the Holy Land has lead the Pope to appoint them in 1342 AD as the official ‘Custodians of the Holy Land’ (“Di Custodia Terra Sancta”) for the Catholic Church. The Order adopted the Crusader symbol of a large cross in the center and four small crosses at its corners. 

The principal mission of the Order has been to host and care for Catholic pilgrims but the Franciscan Order provided for themselves thanks to their knowledge and access to Western medicine and publishing and manufacturing which is done on the Monastery compound. The Monastery has been at its current location since the 16th century, after the Muslim rule drove-out the Order from Mount Zion.

The monks can be recognized by their brown robes, sandals and bound ropes which have 3 knots symbolizing the three fundamental vows taken by members of the Order. The convent is closed to the public however the beautiful 19th century Basilica is open and active. 

Church of the Holy Sepulchure
Enterance doors to the Holy Sepulchure
Enterance doors to the Holy Sepulchure
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