Welcome to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, located in Washington, D.C. The Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, designated a National Historic Site in 1991, has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for thousands of visitors since the church’s dedication in 1899.
800 years ago, the Roman Catholic Church entrusted the guardianship of the Holy Land and other shrines of the Christian religion to the Order of St. Francis. This work has grown to include support of schools and missions in the Holy Land, as well as care for refugees and other needy people throughout the region. Mount St. Sepulchre is dedicated to this trust and to the related task of informing Americans and others of the continued need for this custody and care.