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 Elias    Saint Elias Monastery
(Established in 1775, Patronal day: July 20)


Through a common fraternal life, the Antonine monks work in Kabb Elias and serve the parish of Saint Elias; they also help in the neighboring parishes, in schools and in religious communities of the regions.

The mission of the Order in Kabb Elias remains true and faithful to its origins: to serve, teach, and promote the dialogue between religions as well as the ecumenical dialogue through a life of prayer and pastoral work. The monastery is also responsible for the administration of As-Sakafa school in Taalabaya.


Kabb Elias
Tel: 08/501050
Fax: 08/506747