The Cathedral is grateful to artist Michael Pendry for allowing us to introduce Washington to “Les Colombes,” his immersive and beautiful exhibit that pointed us all toward peace.

The exhibit is now closed and tickets are no longer available. We invite you to explore the photos, learn about Pendry’s artistic vision, and add your own dove to join our virtual flock.

Special thanks to the German Foreign Office and the German Bishops Conference for their financial support to bring “Les Colombes” to Washington.

Doves Online Offerings


Hope Floats: A Night of Storytelling

Watch the online encore presentation of a night of storytelling about hope, renewal, and light in the Cathedral’s nave.

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Online Vigil of Hope

Watch an online encore performance of an evening vigil that acknowledged through word and music the sorrow of this past year as we turn our collective gaze toward the hope rooted deeply in our faith.

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just for fun

Fold your own paper dove!

1.  Grab a piece of paper and write your own inspirational or hopeful message

2.  Download the PDF step-by-step pattern instruction guide based on Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes

3.  Fold into a dove and either hang it up or give it to a loved one

download guide