Welcome to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

At the Monastery

  • The Second Sunday of Easter
    The Second Sunday of Easter

    Father Ed Flanagan, OFM, of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., explains the significance of the Second Sunday after Easter and how it is celebrated in liturgy. Read more >>

  • Happy Easter!
    Happy Easter!

    The friars at the Franciscan Monastery wish you a very Happy and Blessed Easter! Watch a video message from Father Larry Dunham, guardian of the Franciscan Monastery. Read more >>

In the Holy Land

  • FMC Live Stream!
    FMC Live Stream!

    Experiencing the Holy Land… live! The Franciscan Media Center provides to all interested TV stations the live broadcast of the most important celebrations taking place in the sanctuaries of the Holy Land and other Read more >>

  • Anticipation for Easter
    Anticipation for Easter

    Anticipation for Easter is growing in the Holy Land. The most important week for the life of the Church will be celebrated simultaneously with other Christian churches and with Jews this year. One hundred 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.