St. Benedict Monastery, completed and dedicated in 1991, lies on the
edge of the city of Torres Novas, about 15 miles (25 km) from Fatima.
One wing of the building is a nursing home for the elderly and offers
jobs for 25 employees. The monastery with its beautiful church
is the work of an architectural firm available to the town's projects.
The 11 sisters work in their own nursing home.
The sisters take care of 37 elderly, sick and handicapped persons.
The Sisters of Community of Baltar work in the parish of Baltar.
The Sisters of the Community of "Our Lady of Good Counsel"
in Madrid (Spain) has a small hostel for students. They also guide a
group of oblates in Barcelona.