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Exarchic Monastery of S.Maria in Grottaferrata Walking Tour at St. Patrick’s Catholic American Parish in Rome, Rome


Exarchic Monastery of Santa Maria in Grottaferrata, also known as Greek Abbey of Saint Nilus, was founded in 1004 by a group of monks from Calabria led by St. Nilus of Rossano, a charismatic leader and a very important figure of his time. When St. Nilus, the monks’ spiritual father, died shortly after founding the Abbey. St. Bartholomew the Younger, his favorite disciple and co-founder of the monastery, assumed leadership. We will see the beautiful façade, the iconostatis, the portal, the triumphal arch and the frescoes. A longer trip with a guided tour set at 11am onsite, please coordinate for those who can join in carpooling. Fr. Greg can take 4 people.

* Meeting place at Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Farmacia (Ph*rm*cy with large green cross), right next to the Metro entrance, left side (if facing Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, and the Baths of Diocletian). at 9:30am for the tour starting promptly at 11am. Fr. Greg will have a sign. If you get lost call +39 347 367 9025.
Requested donation: 10 Euro/walk/head. Reservations are necessary. Fees are collected on the tour.



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