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Pray and Hope for Peace in the Holy Land 

2023-10-17T12:51:58-04:00October 17th, 2023|Categories: At the monastery, News|

Pray and hope. This was the message delivered by Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki during the Mass for Peace in the Holy Land, which took place on Sunday, October 15th at the Franciscan Monastery. The bishop, a member of the Franciscan Foundation for Holy Land based in New York, led the Mass, which the Franciscan Monastery's friars [...]

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13th Annual Mass and Gala Fundraising Dinner

2023-10-06T16:35:14-04:00October 6th, 2023|Categories: At the monastery, Press Releases|

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is glad to announce its annual Mass with benefactors and the ritual Gala Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at its premises located at 1400 Quincy Street N.E., Washington, DC.   In fact, this year will see the thirteenth edition of this initiative in which the friars [...]

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Building Bonds in Brookland: A Vibrant Neighborhood Picnic at Angel Park

2023-07-19T07:32:23-04:00July 19th, 2023|Categories: At the monastery, Lifestyle|Tags: , |

On Saturday, July 15th, the Brookland Neighborhood Picnic attracted a large crowd, around 400 people, gathered in Angel Park on the grounds of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. Neighborhood residents including the friars who live in the Monastery came together to share and foster friendships. In addition to food and fellowship, there [...]

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Monastery Life Continues in Time of Pandemic

2020-05-04T16:23:02-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: At the monastery, News|

By Greg Friedman, OFM Since the middle of March, life for the friars and student priests living at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., has undergone two major shifts, as measures to contain the pandemic have drastically changed life around the world, as well as in this Franciscan friary. Keeping safeFirst, [...]

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Monastery Gardens Offer Oasis for Local Residents

2020-05-04T16:22:27-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: At the monastery, News|

Since the beginning of April, the city of Washington, D.C. (known also as the District of Columbia) has been under rigid shut-down by the order of the city’s Mayor, Muriel Bowser. The Mayor’s order specifies that residents may only leave their residences to “engage in essential activities, including obtaining medical care that cannot be provided [...]

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