Welcome to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

At the Monastery

  • Annual Spring Luncheon
    Annual Spring Luncheon

    With the Holy Land friars in the cloister garden May 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. Join the Holy Land friars in the cloister garden for the Annual Spring Luncheon. Space is limited so register Read more >>

  • April Monastery Monthly
    April Monastery Monthly

    Monastery Monthly: April 2016 The grounds at the Franciscan Monastery are beginning to look like Spring! As we move forward in the Easter season, we are continuously reminded of the goodness brought by Spring. Read more >>

  • Christ is Risen! Alleluia!
    Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

    “Easter is the feast that let’s us know that God can break into our world no matter how dark it is… It is the feast that says that he can break into my life Read more >>

  • Garden Tours at the Franciscan Monastery
    Garden Tours at the Franciscan Monastery

    Get an insider’s tour of one of Washington’s “best kept secrets”: the beautiful gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. Tours start April 2 thru September. The Franciscan Monastery Garden Read more >>

In the Holy Land

  • Keeping our faith alive
    Keeping our faith alive

    Who will help the orphans? Consider this heartbreaking report from Holy Family Children’s Home – the only orphanage in Bethlehem, sustained by the Franciscans. “We have a baby that was brought to us wrapped Read more >>

  • Volunteers in the Holy Land
    Volunteers in the Holy Land

    In the Holy Land, many volunteers who have come from different parts of the world collaborate directly with the mission of the Franciscans to support the various activities of the Custody and to raise Read more >>

  • An exhibition of mosaics in Bethlehem
    An exhibition of mosaics in Bethlehem

    The exhibition of mosaics is now in its fourth edition and was held at the St. Joseph School in Bethlehem. In this city, this is the first exhibition of this valuable art. “The Church Read more >>

  • Helping young immigrants … the ‘Crèche’ in Tel Aviv
    Helping young immigrants … the ‘Crèche’ in Tel Aviv

    On the outskirts of Tel Aviv there is a place of peace: a kindergarten that welcomes and lovingly cares for children of immigrants in Israel. “…..Cherish the people and lovingly care for everyone, especially 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.