What Casa Austria is really all about.

Rector Markus St. Bugnyár

The major work is over: Casa Austria is open! The new guestroom wing brings the Austrian Pilgrim Hospice to its originally-conceived size 160 years after its opening.


Misericordina. Medicine for the heart.

GMG 2019 Olive-wood rosaries from Bethlehem provide work on the ground and deliver a message of peace to the world.

A missionary gift from the Pope, documented by Andrea Krogmann on behalf of the Austrian Pilgrim Hospice in Jerusalem.


NOSTALGHIA. A journey to the Christians of the Middle East


A trip to the Christians of the Middle East
A photo exhibition of the Academy of the Austrian Hospice Jerusalem
by Linda Dorigo and Andrea Milluzzi.


At Home in the Orient

The Austrian Hospice of the Holy Family in Jerusalem has had a home in the Orient for more than 150 years. It was inaugurated in 1863. Since 1988, in other words for more than a quarter of a century, the Austrian Hospice has once again functioned as a pilgrims‘ hostel and education center run by the Catholic Church of Austria, after a long interval during which it was used as a hospital.