Saturday 12 April 2008

Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontgombault

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Fontgombault is a Benedictine monastery of the Solesmes Congregation, founded in 1091, and located at Fontgombault in the département of Indre, France. They still celebrate the Classical Monastic Roman rites, and Tridentine Mass, and have foundations in France and in Oklahoma, USA.

This video consists of extracts from the DVD Documentary about Fontgombault, "Fons Amoris":

And from another video, "Visages de la Vie monastique":

The monastery was also host to an important liturgical conference in July 2001, which is the subject of the book Looking again at the Question of the Liturgy with Cardinal Ratzinger (ISBN 0-907077-42-0).

More information is available on Wikipedia, or on the Diocese of Bourges website (French language). Click HERE for a high quality photograph of the Abbey.

1 comment:

Mark Baird horticulture tutor said...

A good looking place for a retreat