You want old? We’ve got old this morning.
The Corpus Christi Monastery at 1230 Lafayette Avenue is the oldest Dominican monastery in the United States.
This is a branch of the first monastery founded by nuns in Prouilhe, France in 1206, 9 years before the Magna Carta.
This particular Hunts Point building is a contemporary of our 1886 ClockTower.
Construction began on The Corpus Christi in 1889 and was completed in 1891.
There is a large protected garden in the back in support of this monastery’s mission; to act within the grace of contemplation.
The day I visited it was locked up like an armed camp and wrapped in barbed concertina wire.
Bronx ProTip: “If it can be vandalized and does not survive...
...God knows, you have no one to blame but yourself.”