Luminaria Orders – Join this Christmas Tradition

Simpson-300x200Welcome the Holy Family into your heart and prayers this Christmas by dedicating luminaria candles in honor of your loved ones. Each name will be inscribed on a luminaria that will illuminate the outdoor Rosary Portico at the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve.

Your loved ones will be remembered in the friars’ daily prayers and a Dec. 27 rosary.

Download our Luminaria Order FormĀ (PDF) and mail with your donation, or drop it off in the Franciscan Monastery Gift Shop.

Mark your calendars:

  • Luminaria orders due Dec. 15
  • Christmas Eve blessing and lighting of the luminaria: Thursday, Dec. 24, 1 p.m.
  • Rosary in the Portico: Sunday, Dec. 27, 1 p.m. (after 12 noon Mass)

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to set up the luminaria, please contact Joe Bozik.

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