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Free Holy Land Festival Celebrates the Region’s Food, People and Culture

For release: July 20, 2015 Media contact: Susan Gibbs, 202-525-9554 and susan@gibbsmediaworks.com July 25 outdoor festival will feature Middle Eastern food, exhibits, speakers, tours and kids’ activities The free DC Holy Land Festival will celebrate the culture and life of Christians in the Holy Land, with exhibits, Arabic calligraphy, Middle Eastern food demonstrations, panel discussions on the Middle East, children’s […]

Garden Tours at the Historic Franciscan Monastery

Get an insider’s tour of one of the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Learn about the monastery’s history, the gardens and friars who designed them, and the Holy Land and Lourdes shrines. Free tours on Saturdays, 11 a.m. and noon, are led by guides from the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild. Meet by the visitor center, 1400 […]

Volunteer Concierges

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is seeking volunteer concierges to welcome visitors to the historic church, shrines, gardens and conference rooms. Volunteers must be reliable, friendly and well-spoken. Contact Friar John-Sebastian, mail@myfranciscan.com or 202-526-6800. The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC, and online at myfranciscan.com.

Annual Monastery Photo Contest

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land has been called a hidden gem and home to Washington’s most contemplative gardens. Show us why in the annual Franciscan Monastery Photo Contest open now through June 30, 2015. Details are online at www.myfranciscan.org or call 202​-526​-6800. The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.

Honey Harvesting at the Monastery

Join the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild for a honey harvesting ​from monastery beehives ​on Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.​, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC.​ The $25 workshop fee includes a bottle of fresh honey. Contact gardenguild@gmail.com or visit www.fmgg.org.

Spring Luncheon at the Monastery

Enjoy the annual Spring Luncheon in the cloister garden of the beautiful Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land on Sunday, May 17, 1 p.m. Tickets are $45. Proceeds benefit the ministry of the Holy Land friars. Register at www.myfranciscan.org/spring-luncheon or call Margherita at 202-526-6800, ext. 895. The monastery is ​located ​at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.

Easter Lily & Palm Cross Sale at the Franciscan Monastery

The ever-popular Easter Lily & Palm Cross Sale at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is back. The beautiful lilies and 20” braided palm crosses are just $9 each ($8 if pre-ordered). The event is Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. While there, wander the beautiful gardens and Holy Land shrines in […]

Palm Cross Workshop

Bring the family and enjoy making palm crosses at this free workshop sponsored by the volunteer Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild on March 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will be able to purchase crosses. The workshop will be held in the monastery greenhouse, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Enter near the gift shop, or use the service driveway just […]

Experience the Holy Land Near Home

Experience Gethsemane, Calvary, Christ’s burial and the Resurrection without leaving DC, at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. A pilgrimage site for those who cannot travel to the place of Jesus’ Incarnation, the monastery includes full-size replicas of Calvary and the Tomb in the church. Outside, visit the Grotto of Gethsemane and walk the stations of the cross. Student […]

Lenten Tour

FRIDAYS OF LENT AT 1 P.M. This is a Special Tour using the beautiful replicas of the Monastery church and grounds as well as the words from Sacred Scripture and from St. Francis of Assisi to reflect on Our Lord’s Passion and Death. The tour includes: The Grotto of Gethsemane (in the lower gardens)  and the altar of Calvary, the […]

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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.