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In Rome, the monks and nuns were allowed to live together

December 13 2005

The first Catholic convent, where under one roof will be living men and women, opened in downtown Rome. Unlike his fellow monks and nuns of the Franciscan Order Bethany can eat together and pray and clean and look after the garden.

The monastery is located in the new building. Monks and nuns lived in separate cells of at different levels, wherein each cell has its own bathroom and toilet. Allowed to watch TV only during the newscast, or showing the film with religious content. The average age of the brothers and sisters - 33 years, many of them have higher education. At the moment, living in a convent of nuns in 1914 and three monks, reports

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