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Benedictine Monastery

This  Benedictine Nun Monastery was established in 1677 by a nun from Paris. In 1802 the nuns moved to the former convent of the Minimes, which was built in the 17th century.  They have been praying every since and now they also bake and sell delicious cookies to support the monastery and themselves.  

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The Abbey

Mont Saint-Michel was used in the sixth and seventh centuries as an Armorican stronghold of Gallo-Roman culture and power until it was ransacked by the Franks, thus ending the trans-channel culture that had stood since the departure of the Romans in CE 460.  Before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, […]

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St Peter’s Abbey

We are going church crazy today – it’s almost Easter so why not.  St. Peter’s Abbey is well over 1300 years old.   This old Benedictine Monastery is a church, it has a spectacular  library, a small quiet and charming cemetery, if there is such a thing, a massive court yard and the oldest European […]

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