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 1851, Patronal day: July 20)

 

The order undertook the reconstruction of Saint Elias monastery in the region of higher Metn, a monastery that was deserted since 1930. This monastery is currently the home for the formation of the Antonine brothers who continue their studies in Lebanon. Moreover, this young community, imprinted by the dynamism of its youth, re-launched the pastoral mission of the monastery putting it at the service of the Christian community in the village and the region.

The community collaborates tightly with the monastery and the parish of Saint Elias in Kornayel and thus work to reanimate the spirit of conviviality and dialogue within the multi-confessional region.

 

El-Kneissi