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Experience Summer at the Monastery

The beauty and pace of summer take on special significance when you visit the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land.  Enjoy the variety of events and liturgical celebrations and find peace and refreshment at the Monastery.

Free tours are held every Saturday at 11 a.m. and noon, with guides from the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild.

Celebrate the canonization anniversary of the Franciscan priest, St. Junipero Serra, with Mass on July 1 at 7 a.m.

Join the friars of the Franciscan Monastery on July 4 for Prayer for our country and Masses celebrating our civic observance of Independence Day.

Adore Christ, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, at the Franciscan Monastery July 7 starting at 1 p.m.

The Utah Valley Children’s Choir presents a free concert at the Franciscan Monastery at 6 p.m. on July 7 to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our nation. 

Experience the culture and life of the Holy Land at this annual event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 15.

The Franciscan Monastery will be offering Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, in our Portiuncula Chapel.

Mass will be held in the replica of the Portiuncula Chapel on our grounds at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2.

Adore Christ, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, at the Franciscan Monastery, August 4 starting at 1 p.m.

For the Feast of the Transfiguration on the weekend of August 5 and 6, Vigil and Sunday Masses will begin with a visit to our shrine in the church and incense during the opening hymn.

Celebrate the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi on August 11 with Masses at 6:00 and 7:00 a.m.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Vigil

Vigil Mass for this Holy Day of Obligation will be held in our Lourdes Grotto at 7:00 p.m. on August 14.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Masses for this Holy Day of obligation on August 15 will take place at 6:00 a.m. (friars’ chapel), 9:00 a.m. (the Tomb of Mary near the Garden of Gethsemane), and 5:30 p.m. (friars’ chapel).

Queenship of Mary – Special Marian Tour

Make a pilgrimage to the Monastery for a special Marian Tour offered at 1:00 p.m. on August 22, the feast of the Queenship of Mary.