Monastery
 
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 monks.
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.
 
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Last update: 18/05/2002
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