Flower and nature | Hararit, Lavra Netofa






Hararit, Lavra Netofa (Lower Galilee, Misgav)
overlooking the Sea of Galilee
הררית, מבדד נטופה

Lavra Netofa is a community of monks who lead a life of prayer, contemplation, study and labor in simplicity and silence.
It was founded by Father Ya'aqov Willebrands - Born in the Netherlands and from 1936 was a Cistercian (Trappist) monk. In 1961, he came to share the adventure of the Jewish people returning to their own homeland and to serve the local Christians in reestablishing their own monastic tradition. The community started near Nazareth, but moved in 1967 to Mount Netofa near Hararit.
Ya'aqov Willebrands was the first hegumen (abbot) of the community.

photos were taken: March 6, 2009

Lavra Netofa
Church Lavra Netofa

Hararit, Lavra Netofa, Lower Galilee, Misgav, הררית , מבדד נטופה,Silene aegyptiaca, Egyptian Campion, ציפורנית מצרית
Silene aegyptiaca, Egyptian Campion, ציפורנית מצרית

Hararit, Lavra Netofa, Lower Galilee, Misgav, הררית , מבדד נטופה, Orchis papilionacea, Orchis caspia, Pink Butterfly Orchid, סחלב פרפרני
Orchis papilionacea, Orchis caspia, Pink Butterfly Orchid, סחלב פרפרני

Hararit, Lavra Netofa, Lower Galilee, Misgav, הררית , מבדד נטופה, Bongardia chrysogonum, Lady's nightcap, כרבולתן השדות,
Bongardia chrysogonum, Lady's nightcap, כרבולתן השדות

Hararit, Lavra Netofa, Lower Galilee, Misgav, הררית , מבדד נטופה,Anchusa undulata, Anchusa hybrida, Undulate Anchusa, לשון-פר מצוי
Anchusa undulata, Anchusa hybrida, Undulate Anchusa, לשון-פר מצוי

Ricotia lunaris, Maltese Cross Ricotia, כרמלית נאה
Ricotia lunaris, Maltese Cross Ricotia, כרמלית נאה