Press Releases

26 Sep Celebrate the Transitus of St. Francis

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. The Transitus, which marks the passing of St. Francis of Assisi from earthly to eternal life, will be Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC...

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26 Sep Museum Trip with the Franciscan Monastery

The friars at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land are planning a bus day trip to New York, Monday, Oct. 17, to see the special exhibit, “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Holy Land friars have...

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26 Sep Music at the Monastery

Enjoy free concerts on one of the city’s best organs at “Music at the Monastery,” a monthly recital series cosponsored by the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land and the American Guild of Organists (DC Chapter). Upcoming concerts include: Oct. 9: Russell Weismann, St. Jane Frances...

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26 Sep Saints in Stained Glass

Learn about the saints depicted in the stained glass windows of the beautiful and historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land during this free tour, Nov. 1 at ​1 p.m. For more information, visit myfranciscan.org or call Carolyn at 202-526-6800. The monastery is at 1400...

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26 Sep Franciscan Monastery Annual Benefit

Students from the Magnificat Institute in Jerusalem – a Franciscan ministry that draws together Christian, Jewish and Muslim youth through a shared love for music – will perform at the annual Mass and Benefit Dinner for the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Saturday, Nov....

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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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