Ohio Group to Hold Benefit Dinner to Help Franciscans in Israel and Gaza

An Ohio group called Cradling Christianity is the Columbus, Ohio region of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land. They will be hosting a benefit dinner to support the Franciscans in the Holy Land in their difficult work to preserve the Christian presence there.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

News out of Israel and Gaza continues to reveal the underlying conflicts of the people living in the Holy Land.

The Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (FFHL), now in its 20th year, was founded to help preserve the Christian presence in the Holy Land, a presence that has been dwindling for decades because of those underlying conflicts.

Cradling Christianity was the name chosen by Franciscan supporters in the Columbus, OH area for their region. Proceeds raised by Cradling Christianity directly assist the 14 various humanitarian programs the Franciscans of the Holy Land undertake on a daily basis to give Christians the support they need to remain.

This year, Cradling Christianity will hold their annual benefit dinner on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Walters Commons at St. Charles Preparatory, Columbus.

A Catholic Mass will be held by FFHL president, Fr. Peter Vasko, ofm, at 5:30 p.m. A cocktail hour and silent auction follow at 6:30 with the dinner beginning at 7:30.

Keynote speaker for the event will be the Monsignor Frank P. Lane. Msgr. Lane is a featured speaker on the Coming Home Network, host of the St. Gabriel Radio’s Foundations in Faith, Laghi Chair Resident Scholar at the Pontifical College Josephinum and a spiritual director at the Athenaeum of Ohio.

Reservations can be made by contacting Don and Monica Brown at (614) 459-5676 or figgiebrown(at)aol(dot)com.

More information about the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land and the work being done by Franciscans in the Holy Land can be found at http://www.ffhl.org.