In Segovia, the last monastery of what was once the largest Order in all of the Iberian Peninsula remains standing thanks to a great little community
Before the Spanish Civil War, in the 19th century, the Order of Saint Jerome — the Hyeronimites, then numbered in the hundreds — was suppressed, and their properties — monasteries, farms, hostels — seized. The monks then ended up living their lives as best as they could, secularized, dispersed, working in any trade they could get into. They became farmers, smiths, laborers.
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