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The monastery and church tower sitting on the Northern Range Hills above Tunapuna is one of the most striking landmarks east of Port of Spain.

This Benedictine Monastic community is the largest and oldest in the Caribbean. It was established in 1912 by monks fleeing Brazil's attempt to take over their land. Founded on the principles of self sufficiency and hospitality to strangers, the monastery complex encompasses, not only religious buildings, but also a farm, an apiary, a home for the aged, a drug rehabilitation center, a vocational school and a guest house.

The church building attracts worshippers from all over the island and is large but simple in construction. One of the original adobe buildings still stands behind the church, but is deteriorating quickly.

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