In Lebanon

No matter where he is, an Antonine monk always remembers his mission: to constantly remind the people that they are on a journey, a pilgrimage towards the Kingdom.
From the already established monasteries that are places for prayer and common fraternal life, the Antonine monks start their journey and embark in their mission, not only in all Lebanese regions, but they also go beyond the borders of the country.
Most of the monasteries of the Antonine Order were built or expanded by the monks themselves, as it shows in the documents preserved in the Historical Archives of the Order. As for the distribution of the monasteries among different regions, this constitutes a clear indicator of the objectives of the Order and its religious mission.

Mar Abda Mochammar    Saint Abda the guardian
(Established in 1716, Patronal day: August 31)


This monastery is built near a pagan temple over a several years old grotto and it was considered for generation as a location for pilgrimage and devotion. Its miraculous grotto was dedicated for Saint Abda, patron of mothers, solicited to grant sterile women fertility. This monastery constitutes an oasis of peace and prayer, a place for going back to one’s roots and welcoming, especially for families with problems.


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