Saint Narcissus was a second century Patriarch of Jerusalem.

The Blessed Virgin Mary. Mother of Jesus Christ, lived here, in our country. Here she received the angel who announced to her that she would become the mother of "the son of the Most High" without knowing any man. The crucified Jesus handed her over as mother to the beloved disciple and thus she became the mother of the Church, and in a particular way the mother of the Church in her own country – the Land of Israel.

On October 22, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of a modern Pope, John Paul II (1920-2005). His papacy (1978-2005) was very eventful and one of the longest in Church history. His memory is celebrated both Catholics and Jews.

Luke wrote one of the four books of the Gospel of Jesus Christ included within the New Testament and also added a second volume on the history of the first communities that believed in Jesus.

Ignatius was one of the important theologians of the primitive Church. He died in Rome as a martyr when he was led into the Coloseum and was eaten alive by lions.

Teresa, who lived in the 16th century, was an educated woman and a Carmelite nun who left behind important writings that influenced the spiritual life of the Catholic Church.

On October 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of a modern Pope, John XXIII (1881-1963). His papacy (1958-1963) changed the face of the Church as he initiated the Second Vatican Council. He is remembered by both Catholics and Jews as "Good Pope John".

Lucia, from the Jerusalem community, writes about Saint Abraham, our father, on the occasion of his feast in the Catholic Church, on October 9.

We wish all our Jewish friends Happy Feast of Sukkot! Father David Neuhaus SJ proposes an answer to the question: What happened to Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) in the Christian tradition?

In the Catholic calendar there are many feasts dedicated to the memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The origin of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is in the Middle Ages, when, according to tradition, Mary appeared to Saint Dominic and handed him the rosary. The order spread the rosary as a popular prayer throughout the Catholic world.

October 4 is the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francesco (as he is known is Italian) was born in 1181 and died in 1226. Born into wealth, he chose poverty and thus presented his contemporaries with a living image of what a disciple of Jesus should be. He and those who followed him owned nothing but were always cheerful in proclaiming the message of God’s love for all creatures.

Thérèse of the Infant Jesus, a Carmelite nun, lived in France in the 19th century. She became famous because of her autobiographical writings which revealed the life of holiness of a simple woman, full of energy, in a closed, contemplative Carmelite convent. Her autobiography became a source of inspiration to many Catholics.

Lucia of the Jerusalem community writes to us about Mother Teresa, a glowing icon of God's love for the poorest of the poor. Her feast is celebrated on September 5.

Ignatius of Loyola founded the order of the Jesuit Fathers, which he named "Society of Jesus" in the 16th century. He also bequeathed to the Church a method to do "Spiritual Exercises", which help the faithful to discern their way in life.

These two sisters welcomed Jesus to their home in Bethany and later led Jesus to the tomb of their brother Lazarus.

Joachim and Anne are the parents of Mary, mother of Jesus and thus they are the grandparents of Jesus Christ. Although they are not mentioned in the New Testament, later writings tell their story.

Sharbel, a Lebanese Maronite monk and priest, lived a life of devotion to God as a man of prayer. In the Maronite Church, Sharbel is one of the most loved of the saints.

A disciple of Jesus, Mary Magdalene stayed with him until the end, when he died on the cross, and she was also among the first witnesses to his resurrection.

Jeremiah is one of the greatest of Israel's prophets. He suffered much because of his faithfulness to God during a period of sin and refusal of God's Word. The Catholic Church remembers him on July 21 each year.

The Biblical prophet Elijah is a central figure in the books that tell the story of the people of Israel. Tradition ties him to Mount Carmel and the Christians in the Holy Land celebrate him on July 20 each year, especially in Haifa.