Welcome to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

At the Monastery

  • Reflect upon what it means to be a follower of Christ
    Reflect upon what it means to be a follower of Christ

    Will you allow us to offer Lenten prayers for you in our Friars’ Chapel? Will you let us pray for you, your friends and family during Lent? Will you let us observe Lent with Read more >>

  • February Monastery Monthly
    February Monastery Monthly

    Monastery Monthly: February 2016 The friars at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land are busy preparing for the Lenten season and digging out of the snow! We are gearing up for Lent by Read more >>

  • Experience the Hermitage
    Experience the Hermitage

    The hermitage at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C.  offers a peaceful retreat in the woods for one person. Nestled within 42 peaceful acres in Washington, the hermitage features a comfortable area for quiet Read more >>

  • Washington’s Oasis of Peace
    Washington’s Oasis of Peace

    The Franciscan Monastery is Washington’s Oasis of Peace. Be on the lookout for our newly created advertisements displayed on Capital Bike Share stands around the city. Hop on a bike and make your way Read more >>

In the Holy Land

  • God’s love and mercy for all
    God’s love and mercy for all

    The day of the consecrated life was celebrated on February 2 in the Holy Land. In Jerusalem and in Nazareth lay and religious from around the world gathered to pray together. “To be consecrated Read more >>

  • Torchlight procession in Mary’s house
    Torchlight procession in Mary’s house

    In the Basilica of the Annunciation, a torchlight procession gathers the faithful to pray the rosary. Through the media, prayer now reaches out even farther. On Saturday night, in Nazareth, some lights still illuminate Read more >>

  • Nazareth celebrates the feast of Don Bosco
    Nazareth celebrates the feast of Don Bosco

    The Salesians celebrated the feast of their founder St. Don Bosco with a Mass in the Church of the Nazareth School presided by Maronite Bishop Moussa El Hage and many other priests. The Salesians, Read more >>

  • “Your Love is Better Than Life” (Psalm 62)
    “Your Love is Better Than Life” (Psalm 62)

    Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, Custos of the Holy Land., recently participated in a seminar in New York City  on Christians in the Middle East. Speakers also included Archbishop Amel Nona (exiled Chaldean Catholic Archbishop 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.