Welcome to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

At the Monastery

  • The popular Monastery photo contest is back!
    The popular Monastery photo contest is back!

    The annual photo contest is back in 2015! Photograph the beautiful Monastery grounds for a chance to win a grand prize! Submissions will be accepted through June 30. Enter up to three of your Read more >>

  • June Monastery Monthly
    June Monastery Monthly

    Read June’s Monastery Monthly! In this month’s issue you will find: The Holy Land Review Feature: The life of women in biblical times Monastery Feature: The Architects Herbs from the Bible Recipe: Coriander Lemon Read more >>

  • Certificate of Excellence
    Certificate of Excellence

    The Franciscan Monastery was the winner of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2015. “For five years, TripAdvisor has shared this award on behalf of travelers across the globe… We hope you’re proud to 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.