Your dedicated lilies will be placed in the beautiful and historic church for Easter and your loved ones remembered in a prayer list at the Church, in the friars prayers, and on a tribute page on this website.
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!
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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Our purpose is to preserve and promote the gardens at the Franciscan
Monastery of the Holy Land, and to support people in need in our community with produce grown in Fr. Francis’ garden, in keeping with the Franciscan tradition that God is revealed to us through his creations.
of the Holy Land
1400 Quincy St., NE
Washington, DC 20017