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.