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Monastero Mater Ecclesiae

Where Via A. Canal, Città del Vaticano

The Mater Ecclesiae Monastery is located inside the Vatican Gardens, near the Fountain of the Eagle. The complex was built between 1992 and 1994 by Pope John Paul II, integrating it with the old residence of the Gardeners. The cuboid structure is divided into two parts: in the west is a two-story chapel, east the monastic with twelve cells. Next to the Monastery extends the garden where they grow organic fruits and vegetables. According to its statute, every five years is expected to alternation of different monastic orders. Since May 2, 2013, the Mmonastery is home to the Emeritus Pope,  Benedict XVI.

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