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Small works of great love for friends in Syria

2017-06-13T21:51:17+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: At the monastery|

Sometimes, even the smallest gesture is a catalyst for great works. The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America recently received a donation directed to the Franciscan friars working in and around Syria to assist Syrian refugees. The donation only amounted to $35 – a meager offering compared to the great needs and large population [...]

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15 best gardens in the Washington, DC Capital Region

2017-04-26T01:22:08+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

The travel experts at About.com have named the Gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land one of the 15 best gardens in the Washington, DC Capital Region. In her article, author Rachel Cooper noted that “The Washington, DC area has many beautiful public gardens with a wide variety of plants, trees, and flowers. These places offer [...]

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U.S. Bishops Conference Calls For Renewed Peace Efforts In Syria

2017-04-07T23:13:24+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

April 7, 2017 Bishops echo call of Pope Francis to attain peace in Syria "through dialogue and reconciliation." WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, have issued a joint statement calling for renewed [...]

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SOLITUDE (AND SERENITY) AT THE FRANCISCAN MONASTERY’S HERMITAGES

2017-04-05T20:04:33+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

The following article originally appeared at brooklandbridge.com Peace. Quiet. Solitude. For some people, that sounds like a horrible idea. For others, it sounds like just the respite needed from a frazzled, hyperactive life. One solution to that, it turns out, isn’t hours away in the mountains. It’s right in our own backyard. The hermitages at the [...]

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Keeping Hope Alive: Good Friday Collection

2017-03-29T22:45:57+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

On behalf of Pope Francis, Catholics throughout the world are being asked to keep hope alive for Christians in the Holy Land this Good Friday by contributing to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection. The collection, held in every Catholic parish worldwide, provides critical support for the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land and its ministries, and [...]

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