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Mormons and Buddhists and Friars—Oh My!

2017-08-15T18:06:57+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: At the monastery|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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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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Monastery Monthly: December 2016

2017-02-07T16:13:46+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: At the monastery, News|

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 [...]

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The Blessing of the Animals

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