from ONE

On the Road to Damascus
story and photographs by Spencer Osberg
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
Syria’s Iraqis strive to rebuild their lives

Echoes of Jesus From Syria’s Mountains
by Mitchell Prothero
(From ONE magazine May 2008)
A village celebrates its ancient Christian heritage

On the Road to Damascus
text by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
photographs by L’Osservatore Romano
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2001)
“In the footsteps of St. Paul,” Msgr. Stern recalls the Pope’s pilgrimage journey to Syria.

A Place of Beauty
by Habeeb Salloum
photos by Anthony B. Toth
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
The Ummayad Mosque in Damascus is Islamic architecture at its finest.

Syria: The Lasting Conquest
by Djinna Gochis
photos by Rev. Leon V. Kofod
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1977)
The entry of Paul into Damascus brought also the power of the Word of God.

Letting Christians Down
by Marilyn Raschka
photos: CNEWA-PMP, Beirut
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1997)
Home to some of the first Christians, the ancient city of Damascus maintains its Christian past.

Preserving Syrian Icons from the Toll of Time and Loving Touches
text and photos by Anthony B. Toth
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
Time and the caresses of the faithful have taken their toll on these unique works of art.

At Home in a House of Prayer
text and photos by Anthony B. Toth
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Ummayad Mosque is home to an active community of Muslim faithful.

from News

Jesuit Grapples With Syrian War
Catholic News Service (3 June 2013)
ROME (CNS) — For Jesuit Father Nawras Sammour, the ongoing conflict in Syria is a professional challenge and a personal heartache.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Remnants of the Iraq War
An Iraqi mother holds her child near her home in Syria. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: Syrian Monastery Ransacked
A monastery north of the Syrian capital of Damascus was ransacked by masked gunmen around 6 p.m. on 22 February.

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Picture of the Day: Syrian Sanctuary
A Free Syrian Army fighter walks inside a church in Aleppo, Syria, on 4 November. (photo: CNS/Molhem Barakat, Reuters)

A Note From Syria:
"It Is Too Difficult for the Church Life"

Today, I was touched to receive the brief handwritten note pictured above.