Press Releases

11 Jul 2016 Photo Contest Results

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBERT POWELL Congratulations to Robert Powell for taking FIRST PLACE in our 3rd Annual Franciscan Monastery Photo Contest with this beautiful photo titled, "Sunset over the Monastery." SECOND PLACE Christine Roy Congratulations to our second place winner Christine Roy who captured a breath-taking photo of a sunny...

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11 Jul D.C. Holy Land Festival Features Food, People and Culture

Third annual DC Holy Land Festival will feature Middle Eastern food, exhibits, speakers, dance performances and more. Enjoy Middle Eastern dancing, food, olive wood carving and a speaker series, including curators of an upcoming exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and a live discussion with...

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12 May 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...

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11 Apr Garden Tours at the Historic Franciscan Monastery

Get an insider’s tour of one of Washington’s “hidden gems”: the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Learn about the plants, architecture, history and shrines. Free tours every Saturday, 11 a.m. and noon, are led by guides from the Franciscan Monastery Garden...

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11 Apr Garden Guild Open House

Interested in gardening at one of the most beautiful and prayerful sites in the region? The all-volunteer Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild is holding an open house on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-noon, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017 (meet at the greenhouse behind the...

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11 Apr Franciscan Monastery Herb and Plant Sale

The popular Franciscan Monastery Herb and Plant Sale is April 23 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)-April 24 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Come early for organic herbs, annuals, perennials, fruit trees, vegetables and Monastery-grown...

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30 Dec 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...

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27 Oct 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...

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27 Oct 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....

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