Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America 2018-02-15T13:06:06+00:00

Welcome to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

An oasis of peace ~ Hope for the Holy Land

Located in Washington, DC, our historic Monastery is the U.S. home of the Holy Land Friars who, for 800 years, have cared for the sacred shrines and the Christians in the Holy Land.

Visit the monastery to explore the full-size replicas of Holy Land shrines, beautiful church and contemplative gardens.  Get to know the Friars, learn more about our history and mission, catch up on our latest news or get involved in our ministry here and in the Holy Land.  We’re looking forward to your visit.

Upcoming Events

Brother Simon’s Valentines

January 20 @ 7:00 am - February 23 @ 4:30 pm

Student Lenten Pilgrimages

February 19 - March 28

Mass with Saint Anthony

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Evening Lenten Prayer

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events

Lent at the Monastery

Visit the Franciscan Monastery for a deeper experience of Lent


Stay in touch with news from the Monastery and in the Holy Land


Pontifical Good Friday Collection

This Good Friday, give them more than your prayers.



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Holy Land Pilgrimages

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