Clarisse Convent

Opening hours: by appointment only

Clarisse Convent is located in the center of the city, near the main street (Paulus VI) and is surrounded by high walls. The Sisters of Clarisse Convent spend their time serving the lord inside the convent's walls. Most of them avoid the outside world.

The Nuns of Clarisse Convent started their activity in Nazareth in 1884. During World War I, they were deported to Malta and the Convent was used as a prison for the German and Turkish captives. In 1968 the Sisters moved to a nearby hill, close to Mary's Fear Church at the base of Mount Precipice. The convent's yard offers a nice view across the city.
The old convent is now a center and a school for disabled children. In a small part of the old convent live a small community of the "Brothers of Jesus Caritas" where "Charles De Foucault" lived from 1897 until 1900.

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