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15 best gardens in the Washington, DC Capital Region

April 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

The travel experts at About.com have named the Gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land one of the 15 best gardens in the Washington, DC Capital Region. In her article, author Rachel Cooper noted that “The Washington, DC area has many beautiful public gardens with a wide variety of plants, trees, and flowers. These places offer [...]

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U.S. Bishops Conference Calls For Renewed Peace Efforts In Syria

April 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

April 7, 2017 Bishops echo call of Pope Francis to attain peace in Syria "through dialogue and reconciliation." WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, have issued a joint statement calling for renewed [...]

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SOLITUDE (AND SERENITY) AT THE FRANCISCAN MONASTERY’S HERMITAGES

April 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

The following article originally appeared at brooklandbridge.com Peace. Quiet. Solitude. For some people, that sounds like a horrible idea. For others, it sounds like just the respite needed from a frazzled, hyperactive life. One solution to that, it turns out, isn’t hours away in the mountains. It’s right in our own backyard. The hermitages at the [...]

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Keeping Hope Alive: Good Friday Collection

March 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

On behalf of Pope Francis, Catholics throughout the world are being asked to keep hope alive for Christians in the Holy Land this Good Friday by contributing to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection. The collection, held in every Catholic parish worldwide, provides critical support for the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land and its ministries, and [...]

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Remembering Michael Novak, Honorary Board Member

February 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

Scholar Michael Novak was a founding member of the Honorary Board of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. After he passed away on February 17, 2017, Fr. Larry Dunham, OFM, Guardian of the Franciscan Monastery, shared a brief remembrance: "Michael Novak served as an active member of the Honorary Board of the Franciscan Monastery of the [...]

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Family Lives Out Faith Through Welcoming Refugees

February 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

The McKinless family, good friends of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, have long welcomed refugees and others in need into their hearts and home in the US. Another way of supporting our neighbors in the Holy Land. Watch the video here.

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It’s Time for You to Take a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith to visit and pray at the places of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection. In fact, even early Christians visited the birth place Jesus and other sites documented in the Gospels. Now is a great time to book a pilgrimage, and there is still space [...]

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The President of Poland Visits the Holy Sites and Franciscans

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, visited the holy places for the first time, and was accompanied by his wife, Agatha Kornhauser-Duda. Follwing the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szylo’s visit in November, the President traveled to the places that are symbolic of Christianity, during his official visit to Israel and Palestine. On the first day, January [...]

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Bishops Visit Christians in the Holy Land

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

  Challenges, conflicts and attempts at reconciliation: in this context, the Holy Land welcomed the Holy Land Coordination, a group of bishops who arrived in the Holy Land from different countries. The purpose of the visit was to promote dialogue, mutual respect and peace, as constantly requested by Pope Francis. Among the various appointments: prayers in [...]

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Serving the Needy in Bethlehem

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

They are dedicated to children in difficult situations, to the education of young adults and to the care of the elderly. The nuns, lay people and religious serve different realities in Bethlehem. Taking this as an opportunity to send his Christmas wishes, last January 5, the Custos of the Holy Land visited some of these communities. [...]

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