The Franciscan Pilgrims Office (FPO) also issues a unique certificate/diploma which makes a wonderful souvenir of your pilgrimage in the Holy Land.
In the Holy Land one is brought into contact with God and his Church; the places we visit have been made holy by the revelation of the God of the Old Testament and by the blood of the Lord Jesus.
The certificate is designed to help make the completed pilgrimage a memory which lives on, becoming a source of gratitude and joy.
FRANCISCAN CUSTODY OF THE HOLY LAND – PILGRIMS’ CERTIFICATE
“If I forget you Jerusalem, let my right hand wither.....” (Ps. 136:5)
This quotation is a preface to the following declaration:
In the name of God. Amen
To whomsoever this letter is consigned, we attest that:
(here the pilgrim’s name is inserted)
Has happily reached Jerusalem and devotedly visited the Holy Places.
(date and signature)