Press Releases

Music at the Monastery Recital

Paul Campbell, organist at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Winchester, VA, and assistant organist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, presents works by Nicholaus Bruhns, J.S.Bach, Marcel Dupre and Oivier Massiaen Sunday, December 14th, at 4:00 here at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC. Free will donation; a reception follows […]

Blessing of the Luminaria

Blessing of the Luminaria  The annual Blessing of the Luminaria will be Christmas Eve, 1:30 p.m., at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Join the friars in lighting more than 1,000 candles that will illuminate the  outdoor Rosary Portico during the “Seven Nights of Lights,” from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. The candles symbolize a welcoming path into our […]

“Seven Nights of Lights” Luminaria at the Monastery

This Christmas, honor your loved ones as part of the 15th annual “Seven Nights of Lights” at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. More than 1,000 luminaria candles will line the historic monastery’s outdoor Rosary Portico from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve, symbolizing a welcoming path into our homes and hearts for the Holy Family. Dedicate a luminaria […]

Franciscan Action Network Earth Corps Conference

The Franciscan Action Network invites Catholic young adults in the DC area who are looking to activate the social justice dimension of their faith to attend an Earth Corps leadership Oct. 3-5, 2014 at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Experience Franciscan spirituality during the Feast of St. Francis, gain valuable leadership experience, and network with young adults from […]

Music at the Monastery Recital

Russell Joseph Weismann, director of liturgy and music at St. Frances de Chantal Church, Bethesda, MD, and dean of the DC Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will present the inaugural “Music @ the Monastery” recital on Sunday, September 14th, at 4:00 PM at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 14th and Quincy Streets, NE, Washington, DC. The […]

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, […]

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