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Monastery Monthly: December 2016

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: At the monastery, News|

As the weather turns colder, come to the Franciscan Monastery for a warm welcome. Take a look inside this edition of the Monastery Monthly to find upcoming events, as well as footage of those you may have missed. In the December issue of the Monastery Monthly you will find: December events at the Monastery Relive the [...]

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Feeling less alone: a Senior Center in Beit Sahour

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

The Senior Center in Beit Sahour cares for dozens of elderly people by involving them in various activities and programs to make them feel a little less alone. A day care center where to spend time, get together and feel less alone. This center is located in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem: the elderly can benefit from [...]

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The Blessing of the Animals

October 6th, 2016|Categories: At the monastery, News|

This week many Christians observed the Feast of St. Francis, a day that recalls the life of the 13th century saint revered for his devotion to prayer, suffering and love for every part of creation. In his honor many churches observe the day with a blessing of the animals. At the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, Father [...]

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The ‘new’ Francis has brought renewal, say followers of beloved saint

October 5th, 2016|Categories: News|

Followers of St. Francis pray over a habit as they gather Oct. 3 at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington to mark the passing of St. Francis from this world into heaven. Some Franciscans say Pope Francis is helping a revival of Franciscan spirituality in modern times. Each Oct. 3, on the eve [...]

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Music at the Monastery

September 26th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Enjoy free concerts on one of the city’s best organs at “Music at the Monastery,” a monthly recital series cosponsored by the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land and the American Guild of Organists (DC Chapter). Upcoming concerts include: Oct. 9: Russell Weismann, St. Jane Frances de Chantal Nov. 13: Carl Schwartz, All Hallows, Davidsonville Dec. [...]

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Museum Trip with the Franciscan Monastery

September 26th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|

The friars at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land are planning a bus day trip to New York, Monday, Oct. 17, to see the special exhibit, “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Holy Land friars have loaned items and consulted on the exhibit. Visit myfranciscan.org/museum for details, a [...]

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Celebrate the Transitus of St. Francis

September 26th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. The Transitus, which marks the passing of St. Francis of Assisi from earthly to eternal life, will be Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. The service begins in the church, with a candlelight procession [...]

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Blessing of the Animals at the Franciscan Monastery

September 26th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Bring your pets to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land on Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m., for the Blessing of the Animals. All pets are welcome for this annual celebration held near the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The blessing will be held in the upper garden, 1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC 20017.

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