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

Franciscan Monastery Herb and Plant Sale

April 29 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 3:00 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mass with the Stone Ridge Chorus

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events

Spring Luncheon

Join the Friars in the beautiful cloister garden



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