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 Roch Monastery    Antonine General House
(Established in 1768, Patronal day: August 16)


The monastery of Saint Roch is the headquarter of the Order’s Central Government and it is mainly “a place” for monastic life. Within a common fraternal frame of life of prayer, and amidst meditation, proclamation of the Word of God, and liturgical celebrations, the Superior General and his assistants constitute a unique community of life and prayer with the other monks of the monastery.

Together they constitute a plural ministry: administrative and organizational work, but above all pastoral ministry in the neighboring parishes and within the religious communities in the region. The monastery sponsors a school, an ecclesiastic training center, an institute and an artistic workshop, and a Spiritual Resourcing Center.


Daher El-Hossein - Dekwaneh
B.P. 55035 - Beyrouth
Tel: 01/681455
Fax: 01/686014