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.

Saint Edna    Saint Edna Monastery and Parish
(Established in 1792, Patronal day: October 12)


The Antonine monks work actively at the service of the Maronite parish of Saint Edna in Nammoura; they also make themselves available to render pastoral services in the region of Ftouh-Kesrouan. In addition to its agriculture activity, the monastery of Saint Edna is still today a spiritual resourcing home for ecclesiastic and secular movements, for spiritual and cultural symposiums, after being for a period of time, dedicated for the formation of the Antonine brothers studying in Lebanon.


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