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Lay foundation arises to save Hollywood’s Monastery of the Angels

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J-P Mauro - published on 05/21/22

The Monastery of the Angels Foundation of Los Angeles wants to preserve the storied property as a refuge from secular Hollywood life.

As the aging religious community at the storied Monastery of the Angels gets smaller and smaller, the Los Angeles Catholic lay community is attempting to save and preserve the property. The Monastery of the Angels Foundation of Los Angeles, a non-profit in the process of formation, wants to acquire the monastery to ensure that it remains a sacred space and a sanctuary from secular Hollywood life for decades to come. 

Monastery of the Angels

Since 1949, the Dominican Nuns of the Sacred Order of Preachers have operated the Monastery of the Angels. There, the community practices perpetual adoration and dedicates themselves to studying the scriptures and prayer for the world outside their walls. The cloistered order quickly became a Hollywood mainstay and has been regarded by many as the Catholic heart of tinseltown. 

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