Mission Statement

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is the Holy Land friars’ U.S. home, dedicated to supporting the 800-year mission of the Franciscan Friars in the Holy Land through pilgrimage, education, vocations and financial support.

For 800 years, the Roman Catholic Church has entrusted the guardianship of the Holy Land and shrines of the Christian religion to the Order of St. Francis (Franciscans). Since that time, the Franciscans’ ministry in the Holy Land has grown to include schools, parishes, housing, employment assistance and additional services to assist the elderly, refugees, children and all those in need.

The Franciscan Monastery brings the Holy Land experience to America, with full-size replicas of Holy Land shrines, a beautiful church and contemplative gardens.

Here, you can learn about the Holy Land friars and Christians in the Holy Land on a tour or on your own, go to Mass or confession, enjoy quiet prayer, stroll through our beautiful gardens, attend lectures, concerts and special events, and volunteer in our mission.