Save the Date: December 8th

All are invited to help prepare the Monastery’s grounds for Christmas on December 8th from 9am to 2pm! Activities include setting up the luminaria from Root Cellar to Rosary Portico and decorating the Portiuncula Chapel.

PICK-UP TRUCKS NEEDED – BRING FAMILY & FRIENDS (please invite High School students who need volunteer service hours).

Please stay after to join us for a potluck luncheon. Notify with potluck lunch item to share (e.g., entrée, salad, or dessert) and to help set-up/break down the St. Bonaventure Conference Room.



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Luminaria Dedication

Each Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve the Rosary Portico of the Franciscan Monastery is lined with 1,000 luminaria candles, symbolizing our welcoming of the Holy Family into our hearts and creating a magical place during this special season.

This Christmas, dedicate luminarias in honor of your loved ones at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. Each name will be inscribed on a luminaria as a prayerful tribute that will illuminate the Monastery’s Rosary Portico from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. The honored also will be remembered in the friars’ daily prayers.

Order before December 14!

Luminaria orders can be made ONLINE or BY MAIL



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Open Gardening Dates & Times

Come volunteer in our garden this week! We need help in the Greenhouse, the Vegetable Garden, the Permaculture Vegetable Beds, and more. Volunteers are welcome on 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, and 11/3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities will include:

-Propagating and repotting Monastery-grown plants and flowers
-Planting garlic bulbs
-Weeding vegetable beds
-And much more! 

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