Moses’ tent: the new house for retreats inaugurated on Nebo

Moses’ tent: the new house for retreats inaugurated on Nebo

On 17 June, the “Moses’ Tent” house of retreat was officially opened in the Mount Nebo Convent.

The house was inaugurated by the Custos of the Holy Land, Fra Francesco Patton, who cut the ribbon together with the Italian Ambassador in Jordan, Luciano Pezzotti, in the presence of other members of the Embassy, don Giovanni Falorni of the Apostolic Nunciature,  the Vicar of the Custody Fra Ibrahim Faltas, the guardian of the convent Fra Bernard Thilagarajah and the friars of the community.

The Custos then blessed the new facilities and the new rooms.

The house – nestling among the archaeological vestiges which testify to the constant presence of monks in this place since antiquity -  it has a capacity of up to 9 people who can look after themselves: it has been conceived to offer a space for silence, prayer and meditation  just a few steps away from the shrine of Mount Nebo.

“We are truly happy to have inaugurated this facility, which we had wanted for some time now,” Fra Bernard insisted: this is a place where small groups can find the way to come together and pray and expresses the main vocation of Mount Nebo, which is that of welcome..