Shepherds Field Olive Wood Handcrafts

A group from the Holy Land will be selling religious articles after masses on the weekend of May 25-26th, on behalf of the Christian Catholic families in Bethlehem. These families work in small workshops to produce religious articles from olive wood that represent the Christian art of the Holy Land. Due to security issues there are few tourists and pilgrims who come to the Holy Land which as created an economic hardship for these families. Many have left the Holy Land as a result which has left the percentage of Christians less than 2%. Sales will be used to help and support the Catholics in the Holy Land to encourage them to stay.