One night at Mar Yakub - Recreation time - 14/01/2016
After a day's work in silence or in community we strive to bring the LORD to each other during the evening recreation in an attempt to fulfill the saying of St Peter: "All of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind" (1 Pe 3:8)
Feast of the Theophany at Mar Yakub Monastery - 06/01/2016
In this feast we commemorate the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Saint John the Baptist. Christ didn't need purification from the baptismal waters, rather He came to sanctify the waters. Normally believers get immersed in the blessed waters during this feast to sanctify themselves. This year we have re-established this tradition in our Monastery.
Our life - Summer/Fall 2015
Restoration of the ruins of the Monastery of Mar Yakub (Saint James)
Check out how faith in God has moved Mother Agnes, Sister Claire-Marie and Sister Carmel to restore our monastery of Mar Yakub, dating from the 6th century. (to know more - click here)
We have about 30 hectares of land. The war makes it difficult to cultivate the lands but with the intercession of Saint James we walk in faith towards the future hoping to turn our desert into a paradise on earth.
Heroic act: Mother Agnes Mariam in Moadamiyyé
This won't show up on the news, but this video relates a truly heroic act of our Mother Superior who risked her life to save 5000 people from starvation in the suburbs of Damascus in 2013
The icons we make
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Photos of September 2011 - Before the war
Christmas 2011 - Before the war
Life of the Monks of the Monastery of Mar Yakub - Before the war