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Feeling less alone: a Senior Center in Beit Sahour

2017-02-07T05:47:39-04:00November 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

2017-02-07T05:47:39-04:00October 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

2017-02-07T05:47:39-04:00October 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

2016-09-26T18:06:27-04:00September 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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