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“Monastery Of Silence”

Latrun Trappist Monastery
Jerusalem, Israel
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“Monastery Of Silence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

The Trapist monks are an order of monks who originated in France. They believe that "the spoken word" is holy and therefore should only be used for prayer or for minimum dialogue but not for idle conversation. They have taken oaths of silence except for those who need to stay in touch with the people around them. You can sit in the surrounding gardens for a light picnic, (no fires, Please!), or enter the monastery where you may enter the impressive church with its marble arches. At the gate to the monastery there is a shop where they sell excellent self-produced wines, Liqours, Brandy, Olive-oil, honey, olives, and a small selection of religious souvenirs.
The wine-shop is not open on Sundays but you may still purchase wines from the gas-station at Latrun junction near the monastery.

This is a great place for a detour from your set course

Visited July 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

After the 6 days war we discovered this monastery and it is always a pleasure to visit it. The monks are producing delicious vine, olives and some other delicacies and if you go there in this perod of the year, you will find all around the way to there a lot of flowers, especially cyclamens

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“Beautiful Trapist Monastery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Monastery of the Silent Monks at Latrun. The site where the monastery of the silent monks
Latroon monastery also known as the monastery of silence was built on 1890 by the order of the Trapists, and this is their only monastery in Israel. The monastery lifestyle in based on simplicity and harmony with nature, and also on the vow of silence the monks took up themselves, hence the name- the monastery of silence. Vine, brandy, olive oil and other products of the Monastery can be purchased on site.
Ruins of crusaders castle is located on the top of the hill, above the monastery The view is quit charming.

Visited September 2012
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