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The Esarchico Monastery of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata, Abbey of San Nilo, Greek was founded in 1004 by a group of Greek monks from southern Italy, the Byzantine era, led by s. Nilus of Rossano, charismatic spiritual leader and prominent personalities of his time.
We monks of this Abbey vetusta we Catholics of Byzantine-Greek Rite and represent the Congregation of Basilian monks, Italy institution created in the Catholic Church to reunite the monasteries of the Byzantine rite in southern Italy.
Currently the Abbey of Grottaferrata Greek is the latest of several Byzantine monasteries that were p