Welcome to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

At the Monastery

  • Friar Alessandro Performance
    Friar Alessandro Performance

    St. Francis in the Schools Program Performances by Friar Alessandro Performed live at the Franciscan Monastery on October 10, 2014. Francis in the Schools is a free and fun-filled one-day educational outing offered for Read more >>

  • Sixth Annual Franciscan Monastery Mass and Benefit Dinner
    Sixth Annual Franciscan Monastery Mass and Benefit Dinner

    November 15, 2014 Mass at 5 p.m. | Benefit Dinner to follow Reverend Larry Dunham, OFM, and Event Co-Chairs Robert and Bonnie Livingston & Edward and Terry Orzechowksi invite you to support our ministry Read more >>

  • Blessing of the Animals Pictures
    Blessing of the Animals Pictures

    What a wonderful weekend we had celebrating the Feast of St. Francis. The Washington Post stopped by our Blessing of the Animals and took some photos. Browse through this picture gallery from the weekend. Read more >>

In the Holy Land


When you support the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, you support an historical landmark and an oasis of peace in the middle of busy Washington, D.C. But your support does so much more. Your support provides assistance to Christians in the Holy Land. You allow Christianity to remain and thrive in the Holy Land. Support us today.