Saturday, July 12, 2014
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Demonstrations will include Arabic calligraphy, Middle Eastern foods, olive wood carving, dancing, rose care and more. Free tours of the monastery’s historic church and gardens, which include full-size replicas of Holy Land shrines, will be offered throughout the day.
Afternoon panel discussions (on the hour from 1-4 p.m.) will feature Palestinian speakers, an ecumenical discussion on ministry in the Holy Land, reflections on Pope Francis’ recent visit to the region and insights from the Archdiocese of Washington Holy Land Committee.
Exhibitors include the Washington National Cathedral/Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace, My Faithful Traveler/EWTN, Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, Jerusalem Restaurant and others.
If you need more information, call 202-526-6800 or 301-853-5340.
1400 Quincy St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
*In case of inclement weather, the festival will be held in St. Francis Hall.
Co-sponsored by the Franciscan Monastery and the Archdiocese of Washington Holy Land Committee.