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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

Nativities of the World Display

December 2, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Hope is Coming Advent Retreat

December 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Blessing and Lighting of the Luminaria

December 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Christmas Vigil Mass Schedule

December 24 @ 5:00 pm - December 25 @ 1:00 am

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events

Preserving the Monastery

Ensure the work of the Holy Land Friars is fulfilled for generations to come


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


Advent at the Monastery

Enjoy the season of Advent at the Monastery

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Holy Land Pilgrimages

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