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Music at the Monastery

This Month's Artists: Paul Griffin and Sophia Anastasi Griffin Paul Griffin serves the D.C. area as both teacher and organist. He began his career in the small rural towns of northern Maine. While living on his parents’ farm outside of Houlton, he developed an interest in organ playing. In his high school years, Paul drove the [...]

Burning of Palm Branches

Been holding onto your blessed palm branches from last year's Palm Sunday? Bring them to the Franciscan Monastery for the annual burning of palm branches on February 19th, immediately after the 11 a.m. Mass. The ashes of the Blessed Palms will be used for Ash Wednesday, February 22nd.

Brother Simon’s Valentines

As a high school student in the 1950s, Brother Simon decided to make his mom a special Valentine, with lace, beads and an inscribed poem. She loved it so much, he made it an annual tradition that continued even after he joined the Holy Land Friars and came to live at the Franciscan Monastery of the [...]