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At the time the monastery was re-established in its new home the population of sisters was made up mainly of Russians with some Ukrainians, Karelians, and a few Finns. During the 1970s and 80s more Finnish novices joined the community. During these years the sisterhood earned an income and met their expenses through agricultural endeavors. In recent years, however, the monastery has received much of its income through visiting tourists. In 2004, all agricultural work ended and the fields and animals were sold as tourism became the main industry of the monastery, reaching 20,000 to 25,000 visitors each summer.
The monastery has had an active building program. In the late 1960s the monastery renovated an old mansion for living quarters. In 1973, the monastery built a new church. In 1988, a building was completed that functions as a [[candle ]] factory and shop, as well as a gift shop. In the early 1990s, the living quarters for the sisterhood was renovated.
==Lintula monastery leaders==

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