Advent and Christmas with the Franciscans

"May the coming Advent Season be a time of joyful anticipation & hope."
–SJB Provincial Minister Fr. Mark Soehner

Join the Franciscans in your journey through Advent to the birth of our Savior. Below is a list of Franciscan events and resources.

Live Nativity in the courtyard of St. Francis Seraph Church
Corner of Liberty & Vine in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati
1:00PM – 7:00 PM Daily
November 24 – January 6, 2018
St. Francis Seraph website

A Franciscan Christmas at Christian Moerlein Event Center
1621 Moore Street, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati
Christmas Creche display, Fr. Joachim’s model trains, Dicken Christmas village, Santa Claus, and much more.
November 24 – January 1, 2018
Wednesdays 4:00 PM – 10:00PM
Thursdays 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fridays 4:00 pm – Midnight
Saturdays Noon to Midnight
Sundays Noon – 7:00 PM

Open House!
Celebrate the Christmas Season with the Friars. Light refreshments served.
December 29 at 6:00PM

Advent and Christmas at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
1400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC
A variety of special and liturgical events and prayer opportunities throughout the Advent season.

Nativities of the World
December 2 - January 7

Many more events at the Monastery website

Advent and Christmas resources

To receive a free Advent pocket booklet, "Wait in Joyful Hope: Daily Reflections for Advent with the Blessed Mother," send your name and address to or call 513-721-4700 ext 3219. Offer valid in US only. If you live outside of the US, contact us for the electronic version.

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