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

Join us for an 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

Enjoy 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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Help Share the Hope

It’s been a long, dark year, and we could all use a little hope.

Across cultures and religious traditions, doves represent hope, peace and rebirth. Many of the over 2,000 paper doves that make up “Les Colombes” at the Cathedral are inscribed with hopeful and prayerful messages.

We invite you to write a message of hope — for yourself, for your family or for our nation — and we’ll add it to the Cathedral’s virtual flock. Together, these gentle messengers of peace will point the way to a new day of renewal.

Add your #CathedralDoves message of hope below: