Thank you for supporting the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America through our Annual Mass and Benefit Dinner.
The Monastery brings the Holy Land home through full-sized replicas of shrines in the Holy Land, peaceful gardens, and our historic Church, the Monastery is a special U.S. pilgrimage site and an oasis of peace for all those seeking a spiritual journey close to home. Your gift helps us to continue to bring the Holy Land home.
This year, we honor Margaret B. Melady, Ph.D, President of the Order of Malta Federal Association, in recognition of the Order’s international leadership in bringing attention and support to aid Christians in the Holy Land.
Our entertainment for the evening will be Friar Alessandro Brustenghi, OFM, from Assisi, Italy. Friar Alessandro is known for three popular recordings including his number one CD, “Voice from Assisi”. Friar Alessandro was also featured on a PBS special that broadcast his live concert from the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
Friar Alessandro will be accompanied by internationally recognized pianist Vivian Choi. Ms. Choi has toured the world performing and gained worldwide fame when she won an international piano competition at the age of 13.