Friday, October 1, 2010

Abbaye Saint-Benoit

Southeast of Montreal in the Eastern Townships an Abbey's bell tower appears above the trees. Built by the Benedictines in 1912 on a wooded peninsula on Lac Memphremagog the Abbey is home to 60 or so monks who sell apples, sparkling apple wine, cheeses, meats, chocolates, fruits and jams. Apparently people from all over Quebec know when to come to get the best in the area.

Also located on the property is a retreat, available with reservations to men. Women are allowed at certain times, with the appropriate reservations.

Ceiling leading to the Abbey's modest chapel. Definitely different architecture than what we saw in Montreal at the Basilica.

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