Lebanon is filled with amazing religious sanctuaries, often hidden in gorgeous and secluded mountain locations. In the north of Lebanon at about 250 m above sea level is one such place, the beautiful monastery of Our Lady of Tamich. Before becoming a monastery, it is said to have been a temple for the goddess Artemis. Not much is known about the temple but it was destroyed, and later rebuilt by monks. In 1670 the Maronite Bishop of Aleppo converted the beautiful site into a monastery and it later became a key location for the Lebanese Maronite Order. Today monks still live at the monastery, and this is the place where where young monks undergo formation. Take a peak at the Our Lady of Tamich monastery through our lens.