Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Prieuré Notre-Dame de la Grainetière


Last night I went to this near by Benedictine Abbey. It dates from the XII century, and like all things, was variously destroyed in wars of religion, edict of the state and greed of man.

The restored round Tower.



I was refounded in recent times by this Benedictine community. You can read about it here (in French). It is quite wonderful. The community explicitly welcomes those with disabilities of various sorts. It is a good reminder that the vocation of a monk is not always dependent upon obvious abilities... not in this monastery anyway!

Ruins of the Abbatial Church

Chapter House now serving as the Community Chapel
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