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    The place

    "When he had said this, Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered" (John 18:1)

    The Request

    "Then he said to them, «My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me»" (Matthew 26:38)

    The Struggle

    "He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground" (Luke 22:44)

    Abandonment in the Father

    "He said, «Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Take this cup away from me, but not what I will but what you will»" (Mark 14:36)

    The celebration of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus inaugurates the Jubilee of the Centenary of the Getsemane Church in Jerusalem.


    Vigilantes Cum Christo

    In the Garden

    HERE, on this night, that Hour takes place once more...Under the same moon, in this garden called Gethsemane. The Gospels condense and narrate in full detail what the olive trees have seen: the Son of God, the Master, all alone, stretched out on the ground, sweating blood and praying to the Father. Never before has Jesus appeared so human.



    The Hermitage of Gethsemane provides possibility for private prayers in a solitary retreat, following Jesus’ example, who on the night in the Gethsemane Garden, right here, stayed all alone in private solitude with the Father.

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    Hora Sancta

    We are the sons of St. Francis, and we are THE custodians, according to the will of God, of one of the places that Jesus loved the most: the garden called GETHSEMANE. This is a unique place in the world. It is the place where the Lord manifested his Yes forever by being ready to enter where nobody else had ever entered, where he plunged into darkness, in the final battle against death, in which humanity has always ended up being a loser.

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