A chance to see 75 crèches from as many countries!
On Christmas Eve 1223, St. Francis of Assisi offered the first live crèche at Greccio!
When: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Where: Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land (Washington, DC) Chartered coach leaving SFRH at 6 a.m. (3918 Chipman Road / Easton, PA). Coffee and donuts at 5:30 a.m. in Retreat House Dining Room
Tour: 10 a.m. at the Monastery
Mass: 11 a.m. at the Monastery
Lunch; Leave monastery at noon; eat box lunch at National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Visit: 1:00 p.m. Visit crypt chapels in lower basilica, adoration in main chapel there, or visit the upper basilica with its three new mosaics in the domes.
Return: Leave National Shrine at 2:30 p.m., arriving at approximately 6 p.m. at St. Francis Retreat House
Cost: $83, including bus ($69.00) and box lunch ($14 for turkey/provolone or ham/provolone mini-sub, Plus fresh fruit, bag of chips, candy bar, fruit bar, cookie, and water). Fee is nonrefundable after December 4.
Only 54 seats are available. Register by December 4
Jesus came for all of us!