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 and Parish
(Established in 1749, Patronal day: July 20)


The Antonine monks are back in this region of Higher Metn after the long years of war. They engage themselves at the service of the parish of Saint Elias while playing an important role in helping and accompanying Christians of this region and promoting the spirit of conviviality and dialogue among the same religion and with the Druze, a spirit that characterized the Order since its establishment.


Tel: 05/360710