Monastery of Saint Benedict of Rio de Janeiro
Founded in 1590 by monks from Bahia, the Benedictine Monastery
of Rio de Janeiro was built in response to the wishes of the city's early
citizens. Nowadays, in the middle of a great metropolis, people still find
a place of silence, peace, prayer, and diverse activities directed by the
The two principal activities of the monastery are the daily
celebration of the Divine Office and the Eucharist with Gregorian chant.
The Abbey also houses Saint Benedict College, Lumen Christi Editions, the
Theological School of the Brazilian Benedictine Congregation, the Emmaus
Retirement House, the Social Department, and more.
Last update: 18/05/2002
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