Bethlehem Monastery

Poor Clares

The Poor Clares are a cloistered monastic community following the inspiration of Saint Francis of Assisi and his friend Saint Clare. IMC constructed the new Bethlehem Monastery based on a traditional Romanesque model, including the main entrance with arched portico and rose window.

Living space is built in a quadrangle around an enclosed garden, an arrangement typical of medieval monastic dwellings in the Christian West. Sacred space is arranged in a cruciform design using natural building materials wherever possible.

Barhamsville, VA
CREATE Architecture Planning & Design
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