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Catholic University Day of Service

January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Nearly 100 students from The Catholic University of America will give up a rare day off to volunteer with the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild. They have signed up to give back to their community as part of Catholic University’s annual MLK Day of Service, which honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [...]

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Celebration of the beginning of Advent in Bethlehem

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

The solemn entry of the Custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton, was joyfully followed by the people of Bethlehem, who also celebrated the Patron Saint, Saint Catherine of Alexandria. On the Saturday preceding the first Sunday of Advent, the city of Bethlehem celebrated and welcomed the Custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton. [...]

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Fires in the Holy Land

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

Different areas of the Holy Land were affected by several fires last week. The most serious fires forced the evacuation of at least 60,000 citizens in Haifa. Last week several fires hit the Holy Land. It is estimated that more than 1,100 hectares of forest burned in about 630 different locations. More severe episodes occurred in [...]

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Monastery Monthly: December 2016

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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Feeling less alone: a Senior Center in Beit Sahour

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

The Senior Center in Beit Sahour cares for dozens of elderly people by involving them in various activities and programs to make them feel a little less alone. A day care center where to spend time, get together and feel less alone. This center is located in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem: the elderly can benefit from [...]

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The Blessing of the Animals

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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The ‘new’ Francis has brought renewal, say followers of beloved saint

October 5th, 2016|Categories: News|

Followers of St. Francis pray over a habit as they gather Oct. 3 at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington to mark the passing of St. Francis from this world into heaven. Some Franciscans say Pope Francis is helping a revival of Franciscan spirituality in modern times. Each Oct. 3, on the eve [...]

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Music at the Monastery

September 26th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Enjoy free concerts on one of the city’s best organs at “Music at the Monastery,” a monthly recital series cosponsored by the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land and the American Guild of Organists (DC Chapter). Upcoming concerts include: Oct. 9: Russell Weismann, St. Jane Frances de Chantal Nov. 13: Carl Schwartz, All Hallows, Davidsonville Dec. [...]

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Museum Trip with the Franciscan Monastery

September 26th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|

The friars at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land are planning a bus day trip to New York, Monday, Oct. 17, to see the special exhibit, “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Holy Land friars have loaned items and consulted on the exhibit. Visit myfranciscan.org/museum for details, a [...]

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