On Saturday, October 5, as part of a three-day observance of the Feast of St. Francis, the friars of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., blessed animals brought to the grounds of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Franciscan Father Jim Gardiner led the blessing, and the friars greeted the people who brought a [...]
The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., celebrated the Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary on Wednesday evening, August 14. An estimated crowd of nearly 500 people attended the Mass, which was celebrated by the Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, recently appointed Archbishop of Washington. The Archbishop, who [...]
The Eleventh Annual Mass & Benefit Dinner, scheduled for November 9, 2019, supports the Franciscan and the Holy Land Friars’ mission here and in the Holy Land. Sponsorship opportunities available in August. Tickets sales begin in September. For more information or pledges, please email Margherita Ligorio at margherita@Myfranciscan.com or call 202 526 6800 Ext. 895.
In Washington, D.C., Franciscan custos shares on the hardships of Christians in the Holy Land, building peace between cultures, and trying to find reconciliation in Syria. Read more. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)