EXTRACTS FROM HISTORIANS (The Orientalists)
The Monastery of Qozhaya is the principal house of the Order of Saint Anthony. From the height of the Monastery, one can enjoy the view of the valley which is well cultivated with wheat, vines, olive trees and, above all, mulberry trees. They bring prosperity and beauty to the mountainsides. The monks divide their time between praying and the cultivation of the land. In the past, this valley was not in its present state of prosperity; it was arid. Its fertility is due to the tireless labor of the monks.
Has there ever been a heritage, which has been more legitimately acquired?
(Mislin, Sacred places, Editor Lecroppe Sons, Paris, 1876, Vol. I, Third Edition, p. 411).