Join us on Oct. 12, 15 and 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for harvesting and weeding in Fr. Francis’ garden. Several non-profits, including St. Joseph Manor, St. Luke Food Bank and others are counting on our produce for the people they serve.
Starting Saturday, Oct. 22, we need help dismantling the garden for winter during the usual volunteer hours of Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meet at the greenhouse behind the Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.
Join the friars in the upper garden for the annual Blessing of the Animals, Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m., at the Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.
Dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, horses, hamsters, fish and other pets are welcome (must be accompanied by a human). This annual blessing is held near the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals – and founder of the Franciscan order.
FMGG members and others also are invited to join the friars in celebrating the feast of St. Francis at the Transitus on Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. (marking his transition from earthly to eternal life) and Mass on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at 6 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild vegetables and soaps showed well in this year’s agricultural fairs. Congratulations to Lou Maroulis, Joe Bozik, Mark Brzozowski, Donna Cestone and all the volunteers who made this possible! Continue reading