• A Long Way from Home: Faten’s Story

    Bethlehem — Faten, a Palestinian social worker from Gaza, was 33 weeks pregnant with twins when she traveled to Bethlehem to attend a training course. Upon her arrival to Bethlehem, Faten suddenly found herself in preterm labor. As the only hospital in the region capable of delivering and caring…

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    April 16, 2019

  • Miles for Mothers: St. John’s Student to Raise Awareness for Mothers and Babies of Bethlehem

    Cecilia Bowe Washington, DC – St. John’s College High School senior Cecilia Bowe will be running in the Palestine Half-Marathon in Bethlehem on March 22, 2019. Cecilia is hoping to raise $5,000 for Holy Family Hospital, a Catholic teaching hospital run by the Order of Malta in Bethlehem. Holy…

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    March 6, 2019

  • Pope Francis Discusses Holy Family Hospital with Order of Malta Grand Master

    On June 22, 2018, Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, the recently-elected Grand Master of the Order of Malta. Their meeting began with a discussion of the Order’s major works caring for the sick and the poor throughout the world, including its…

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    July 16, 2018

  • What is the Order of Malta?

    The Order of Malta has a long, rich history – one that we’d have a hard time squeezing into a single blog post. Nonetheless, as a primary work of the Order, we felt it was important to introduce you to its 900 years of dedicated service to the…

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    July 5, 2018

  • Holy Family Hospital, My Home

    Nurse Jameelah’s Story “My name is Jameelah Abu-Eideh. When I was a little girl, I loved to sew. My family always told me I would grow up to be a tailor, and for many years I believed them. I was working in a local sewing shop when a friend invited…

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    May 24, 2018

  • Thea’s Story

    October 2, 2017 Baby Thea made her way into the world on a Monday, 17 weeks before her due date. At the time she was born, her mother, Amal, remembers how Thea was so small and fragile that she was afraid to take the baby into her arms. “I was…

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    April 4, 2018

  • The “Baby Steps” Camino

    3 Days. 33 Miles. 1 Mission. Here at HFHF, we are blessed with incredible supporters. Not only are we regularly humbled by their generosity and hard work, but every now and then, we get to be completely blown away by their remarkable creativity. Such begins the story of the Baby Steps…

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    January 31, 2018

  • Fostering Peace Through Medicine: Zachariah’s Story

    An Answered Prayer At 39 years old, expectant mother Reema and her husband, Abu Zachariah, were preparing to welcome their firstborn child. Coming from an established Muslim family in Amman, Jordan, Reema knew from an early age that she wanted to be a mother. After suffering a heartbreaking miscarriage a…

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    October 17, 2017