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Antonin Maronite Order
Latin: Ordo Antonianorum Maronitarum
Formation15 August 1700
(323 years ago)
FounderGabriel of Blaouza
TypeMonastic order of pontifical right for men
HeadquartersCouvent St. Roch, Beirut, Lebanon
Membership (2017)
176 members (153 priests)
Maroun Abou Jaoude, OAM
Parent organization
Maronite Church

The Antonins, known formally as the Antonin Maronite Order (Latin: Ordo Antonianorum Maronitarum; abbreviated OAM),[1] is a monastic order of pontifical right for men in the Maronite Church, which from the beginning has been specifically a monastic Church. The order was founded on August 15, 1700, in the Monastery of Mar Chaaya, Lebanon by Maronite Patriarch Gabriel of Blaouza (1704-1705).

Its name comes from the Arabic Antouniyah (Arabic: الرهبنة الانطونية). They are also called Mar Chaaya monks (Arabic: رهبان مار شعيا), in reference to the monastery hosting the see of their superior general. It is one of the three Maronite congregations of monks alongside the Baladites and Aleppians.

See also

Maronite Religious Institutes (Orders)

Melkite Religious Institutes (Orders)


  1. ^ "Antonin Maronite Order (O.A.M.)". GCatholic. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
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