Press Releases

New law allows IRA rollover for charity

BREAKING NEWS For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18, Congress passed legislation retroactively extending the charitable IRA rollover for 2015 and makes this provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from traditional or Roth IRAs to […]

Cardinal Wuerl Honored at Franciscan Monastery Benefit

Enjoy a special evening at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in support of the friars’ ministry here and the Holy Land. Cardinal Wuerl will be principal celebrant for the 5 p.m. Mass and then honored at the Annual Benefit for his commitment to supporting Christianity and religious freedom in the Holy Land. Entertainment will be by Irish Tenor […]

Saints in Stained Glass Tour

Learn about the saints depicted in the stained glass windows of the beautiful and historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land during this free special tour, Nov. 18 (Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary) at 12 noon. For more information, visit myfranciscan.org or call Carolyn at 202-526-6800. The monastery is at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Free on-site […]

Struggle and Hope in the Middle East

Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, Custos of the Holy Land, will share his witness of the daily life, struggles and hopes of the Christian communities and others of goodwill living in the Middle East, on Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., at St. Francis Hall, 1340 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC. Free. For more information, contact the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land […]

CLAIMING OUR FUTURE

TUESDAY Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Sister Joan Marie Steadman, CSC, executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, leads an informal conversation on the future of consecrated life. Refreshments follow. Free. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017. Information: (202) 526-6800 X374 or www.myfranciscan.com.​

MUSIC AT THE MONASTERY

SUNDAY Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. Russell Joseph Weismann, dean of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, inaugurates the monthly 2015-2016 series of organ recitals with selections by Bruhns, Franck, Bach and Widor. A reception follows. Free will offering. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017. Information: (202) 526-6800 […]

THE TRANSITUS

SATURDAY Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Area Franciscans assemble for the annual service of prayer and song commemorating the death of St. Francis of Assisi. Refreshments follow. Free. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017. Information: (202) 526-6800 X374 or www.myfranciscan.com.​

Blessing of the Animals at the Franciscan Monastery

Celebrate the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals. Have your pet blessed by the friars at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land on Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., 1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 (front gardens). For more information, visit myfranciscan.org or call 202-526-6800.

Honey Harvesting Workshop

Join the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild for a honey harvesting workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-12 noon or noon-3 p.m. Space is limited so please pre-register by contacting Joe Bozik at gardendguild@gmail.com or 202-374-0541. The $25 workshop fee includes a bottle of fresh honey. The workshops are held at the greenhouse behind the monastery gift shop, 1400 Quincy St. […]

Private retreat space close to home

Need to unplug from your busy life? Find the quiet you need to enter into deeper communion with God through a personal retreat at the Hermitage, a single-person retreat house on the peaceful grounds of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC. It can be reserved for one or more nights. Wheelchair accessible. Details […]

Next Page »
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.