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WHO WE ARE

The Franciscan Monastery sustains an 800-year mission of the Franciscan Friars in the Holy Land through education, fundraising, recruiting vocations, promoting pilgrimages and providing pastoral ministry locally to religious and lay Catholics and to all of good will.

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WHAT WE DO

800 years ago, the Roman Catholic Church entrusted the guardianship of the Holy Land and Christian shrines to the Order of St. Francis. This work includes support of schools, protection and upkeep of shrines and care for refugees and other needy people.

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HOW WE DO IT

It is through your support and your donations that the Franciscan Monastery is able to continue to support Christians living in the Holy Land. The Franciscan Monastery is home to a thriving Franciscan community; self sustaining and capable of fulfilling its mission.

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TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is one of Washington, D.C.’s hidden treasures. It stands as an Oasis of Peace in the middle of bustling Washington. It is at once a house of worship, an architectural marvel and a sprawling expanse of gardens.

If you cannot visit the Monastery, we encourage you to take our virtual tour. Use our interactive map to see photos and videos from the inside of the church.

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When you support the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, you support an historical landmark and an oasis of peace in the middle of busy Washington, D.C. But your support does so much more. Your support provides assistance to Christians in the Holy Land. You allow Christianity to remain and thrive in the Holy Land. Support us today.