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The friars of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy have lived, prayed and worked in Mercy Works in this Monastery along seven centurys. Now, we want to offer you a brief introduction of this peaceful place.
In the spanish version you can found more information and recent news from the Community and the monastic hospitality. Please feel free to e-mail to us for asking all the information you desire to know.
Prayer-requests will be presented to the Lord at Community Holy Mass.
NOTE: This is a translation of almost all the important facts and history of the Monastery that are in the blue pamphlet. Here you have a good historical and artistic guide, there is a lot of information, so we suggest to you to store these pages on your local Hard disk, or ask to us for the spanish printed version.
Translation/rewriting: Tom McGuire, Valencia Spain 1996
|Surroundings & events|
ESTERCUEL (TERUEL) SPAIN
The Monastery of the Virgin of the Olive Grove has dominated, since the early 1200s, the fertile valley, irrigated by the River Escuriza, a tributery whose waters descend from the Mezquitilla and thread their way to the mouth at Gargallo. The river passes through the valley, narrows down, then joins the Martin. The valley of Olivar is about 700 metres (2,310 feet) above sea level and 4 kilometres (2.4 miles) from the pueblo of Estercuel.
The Monastery is in the province of Teruel between Montalbán to the west and Alcañiz to the north-east, 114 kilometres from Teruel,140 kilometres from Zaragoza; it's about 350 kilometres at the East of Madrid. The mild, dry climate, the comforting shade of the black poplars and pines, the abundant, cool waters and the calm life of the community has converted this stretch of valley into an oasis of peace and a coverted source of calm and well-being.
SHRINE - MONASTERY - SURROUNDINGS & EVENTS
Author: Juan Devesa. Suggestions to: Mercedarian Friars - El Olivar
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Monasterio de Santa María de El Olivar - 44 558 Estercuel (Teruel)
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