I’ve always liked this tradition every year on Holy Thursday, not just for the religious part, but also because I love visiting new churches in Lebanon and I must say every year I discover some beautiful ones I haven’t heard of before.

One of the churches I visited this year was inside the Notre Dame University (NDU) in Louaize and was within our Lady of Louaize monastery. It’s a beautifully renovated complex with the church right inside of it. The church dates back from 1700 and is done with old Lebanese stones.

You enter the monastery and go through a long hallway that gets you to a courtyard. The church is accessible from a door on the left of the hallway. I could not take a picture inside of it unfortunately as it was late and they had turned off the lights.

Here’s a picture of the courtyard: