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Antonine Sisters

The Antonine cloistered nuns of the Antonine Order existing in Lebanon at the very beginning of the 18th century are at the origin of our Antonine Sisters’ Congregation which became apostolic in 1940.

 

Mother Isabelle Khoury (1878-1953) of Jezzine, Lebanon-South, was the source of the apostolic impulse, to devote herself to the service of the men and women of her time.

 

On May 10, 1932, Mother Isabelle Khoury and Sister Myriam Aoun, at their request and approved by the general council of the Antonine Order, left the monastery of Saint Anthony of Padua of Jezzine to settle in the convent of Mar Doumith at Roumieh-Metn which became the Mother House of the Antonine Sisters. The 10th of April 1940, the Antonine Nuns were authorized to begin an apostolic life out of the convent.