Catholic author says life in the budding Brookland neighborhood, home to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, helps one grow in their Catholic faith. Read more.
Newborn onesies collected at the Franciscan Monastery on their way to charity hospital in the birthplace of Jesus. Read more. (Credit: CNS photo/courtesy HFH Foundation.)
Custos of the Holy Land Franciscans brings their 800th Anniversary Celebration to Washington, D.C. and the Monastery charity gala, shares thoughts on Syria. Read more.
Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley mentions the similarities between the Holy Land sites and those at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. Read more...
This was a record-breaking year for the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild's vegetable donation program. Over 7,500 pounds of fresh, Monastery-grown produce and herbs were given to the friars, parish food pantries and feeding programs, and local non-profits that help neighbors in need, such as DC Central Kitchen, Martha's Table and the DC Food Bank. All of [...]
Greg Friedman, OFM Life at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is never dull. A constant stream of visitors come for prayer, tours, or just to enjoy the beautiful gardens. But in the space of two weeks during July, the Monastery hosted two groups, both from different faith-traditions, who were a departure from [...]
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 [...]
As the weather turns colder, come to the Franciscan Monastery for a warm welcome. Take a look inside this edition of the Monastery Monthly to find upcoming events, as well as footage of those you may have missed. In the December issue of the Monastery Monthly you will find: December events at the Monastery Relive the [...]
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 [...]