Welcome to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

At the Monastery

  • March for Life Visitors at the Monastery
    March for Life Visitors at the Monastery

    By David Andrews As March-For-Lifers from around the country descended on the nation’s capital to march in solidarity, the Franciscan Monastery was a beehive of activity, welcoming visitors and even providing sleeping accommodations. More Read more >>

  • Blessed Junipero Serra to be Canonized in September – EWTN News Nightly
    Blessed Junipero Serra to be Canonized in September – EWTN News Nightly

    January 20, 2015 Who is the man Pope Francis says he will canonize in Washington, D.C. this September? – Jason Calvi introduces us to Blessed Junipero Serra. We preview tonight’s State of the Union Read more >>

  • Franciscan Live
    Franciscan Live

    Upcoming Live Streaming Events: Sunday, February 8 Organ Recital 4  p.m. VICTORIA SHIELDS St. Paul Rock Creek Parish Washington, DC Tuesday, February 10 Year of Consecrated Life Discussion 7  p.m. Claiming Our Future: Women Read more >>

In the Holy Land

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015
    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

    JERUSALEM, JANUARY 24 – FEBRUARY 1 Theme : Jesus said to her: “Give me to drink” (John 4:7) The biblical text of the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman, chosen by an ecumenical Read more >>

  • Best Wishes to the Armenians: “We must announce our joy”
    Best Wishes to the Armenians: “We must announce our joy”

    Last greeting ceremony for the Minor Friars of Jerusalem. Escorted by the kawas, the Franciscans went in procession to the Armenian Patriarchate where they met a significant number of members of the fraternity and Read more >>

  • “Sacred Journeys”
    “Sacred Journeys”

    PBS recently released a series entitled “Sacred Journeys.” As Franciscans we were very interested in the episode on Holy Land Pilgrimages. It presents from a very human viewpoint the tradition of Holy Land Pilgrimages Read more >>


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.