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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 […]

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.

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