Press Releases

Become a Volunteer Concierge for the Franciscan Monastery

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is seeking volunteer concierges to welcome visitors to the historic church, shrines, gardens and conference rooms. Concierges may work at the welcome desk or outside on the beautiful grounds and must be reliable, friendly and well-spoken. Please contact Friar John-Sebastian, mail@myfranciscan.com or 202-526-6800. The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC.

Outdoor Vigil Mass for the Assumption of Mary

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary at an outdoor Vigil Mass in the Lourdes Grotto of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Music provided by the St. Anthony of Padua parish choir. The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC (free parking, Brookland-CUA Metro or H6 bus). Information: 202-526-6800.

Franciscan Monastery Tour Guide Needed

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is seeking a tour guide for the historic church and catacombs to work Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Training will be provided for this paid position. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred. Please submit a resume with three references to seb@myfranciscan.com. The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC.

Organ Concert

Antonio Pescatore, an organist who has performed in Italy, Israel, Poland, Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain, and is currently chair of Theory and Musical and Rhythmic Perception at the Nicola Sala State Conservatory of Music in Benevento, Italy, will present “Organ Music from Baroque to Modern” this Saturday, July 5th, at 7:00 PM at the Franciscan Monastery. All are welcome to […]

Holy Land Festival

July 12 – in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington Enjoy the Holy Land Festival on July 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. The Holy Land Festival day highlights the culture and life of Christians in the Holy Land, with exhibits, vendors, Mediterranean food for sale, speakers, […]

Outdoor Vigil Mass for the Assumption of Mary

August 14 Celebrate the Vigil of the Assumption of Mary at an outdoor Mass in the Lourdes Grotto of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. The Mass will be held Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Music by the choir of St. Anthony of Padua Parish. The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC. Free parking/Brookland-CUA Metro/H6 bus. […]

Franciscan Monastery Garden Tours

Learn about the history, architecture, gardens and friars who designed the beautiful, century-old gardens of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Free tours are offered on Saturdays through September, 11 a.m. and noon; group tours may be arranged for other times. Sponsored by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, www.FMGG.org and 202-526-6800.

Michael Novak at the Franciscan Monastery

June 25 Join philosopher, theologian and author Michael Novak for an informal presentation and conversation on “Caritas and Social Justice: In the Space between the Individual and the State,” June 25, 7:15 p.m. The talk will be held at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Call for more information:  202-526-6800. Free parking; […]

Franciscan Monastery Garden Tours

Get an insider’s look at the historic gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Learn about the history of the monastery, gardens and friars who designed them, and the outdoor shrines from the Holy Land and other places. Free tours on Saturdays, 11 a.m. and noon. Group tours by arrangement. Sponsored by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, 1400 […]

Franciscan Monastery Photo Contest

The annual Franciscan Monastery Photo Contest is being held now through June 30. Enter up to three of your own photographs of the historic monastery, shrines or gardens located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. The contest is open to non-professional photographers only. Details are online at myfranciscan.org/franciscan-monastery-photo-contest. Through June

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