See the Christmas Luminaria Dedications

We are grateful to those who have dedicated luminarias to be placed at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land this Christmas season to honor and remember loved ones.

We invite you to visit our tribute page and to reflect and pray for those listed. Each person will be remembered in the prayers of the Friars from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve.

The Blessing and Lighting of the Luminaria is Christmas Eve, 1 p.m., at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. The lanterns will remain lighted through New Year’s Eve. Please visit, enjoy the beauty of the lights at this historic monastery, and spend time in prayer and thanksgiving. Merry Christmas!

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Dedicate Luminarias this Christmas

 


Luminaria dedications are now closed so we can prepare the names for the candles.

Please join us for the blessing and lighting of the luminaria on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1 p.m., at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.

Names also will be placed on a tribute page on fmgg.org, and remembered in the friars’ prayers.

About the Seven Nights of Lights

Participate in this annual tradition! Dedicate luminarias to be placed in honor/memory of your loved ones along the beautiful portico or in the Portiuncula Chapel at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve.

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Franciscan Monastery’s 107-year-old Restored Metropolitan Greenhouse (Open House)

1400 Quincy St NE – Brookland House & Garden Tour is Sunday, June 5, 2022 – 12 PM – 5 PM

Tickets Required: $20 – $25 Order online :

Franciscan Monastery’s Restored 1915 Metropolitan Greenhouse

About this event:

The Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild (FMGG) was established in 1998 with an original purpose of preserving the formal front gardens of the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC. In 2014, its mission expanded including the raising of produce to address food insecurity in the metropolitan Washington area. During the past eight years, it has raised more than 34.5 tons of fresh produce for donation to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

FMGG conducts operations year-round. Its volunteers start seedlings in the Franciscan Monastery’s recently restored 107-year-old, Metropolitan cast-iron-and-glass greenhouse for springtime transplanting in garden beds.

From 2020 – 2021, FMGG expanded the land under cultivation from three-quarters of an acre to two acres to help combat food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the pandemic has abated, inflation has driven food prices higher, making it harder for food banks to remain fully stocked. Additional information about the garden guild is available via gardenguild@gmail.com

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