You would pretty much have to be living under a rock to not know that Pope Francis will be passing through our neighborhood this Wednesday. For those interested, click here for a nice story in the Washington Post about Brookland’s deep Catholic roots. Here is some info we thought readers could use. For detailed official information about his visit go here.
Brookland Pint Beer Line Up
From their website:
Being that Brookland Pint is just two blocks from the Basilica, where the Pope will hold mass on Sept. 23rd, we will be serving a host of religious themed beers in his honor.
The beer list will be available all week and includes religious themed beers (including Franklin’s Brew Pub – No Pope Til Brookland!) and beers brewed by Monks. Check out more information on the event page. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
The Franciscan Monastery Pope Arrival Watch Party
– Live-streaming Pope Francis’ 4 p.m. arrival on large screen TV and a giant projection wall
– Blessing and lighting more than 700 luminaria candles for Pope Francis. Placed along the monastery’s arched portico, they will be lit throughout the afternoon and blessed at 6 p.m. The 700 candles will remain lit throughout the Pope’s trip to the United States.
– An exhibit and reflection on Blessed Junipero Serra, the Franciscan
friar whose canonization Mass Pope Francis will celebrate on Sept. 23
– Veneration of a Serra relic
– Food trucks
– Pope Francis cut-out for photos
Check out more information here. The Franciscan Monastery is located at1400 Quincy Street, NE
What Is Closed?
Check out the Mayor’s office for tips, links and details such as road closures and service interruptions. Also, here is a video from WMATA that talks about getting around during the Pope’s visit, with a number of shots from the Brookland Metro.