Saint Benedict Abbey, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
In the middle of the countryside sits Saint Benedict Abbey. The abbey was founded in 1912 under Abbot Dom Pothier, the liturgist and scholar responsible for reconstituting the Gregorian chant. More than 50 monks from all over the world live at abbey under the rule of Saint Benedict. Walk through the tranquil halls, tour the grounds, and admire the architecture. Stay for a mass service and then visit the gift shop where you can purchase cheeses, jams, chocolate, and cider all made by the monks. Use our Saint-Benoit-du-Lac vacation generator to add Saint Benedict Abbey and other attractions to your Saint-Benoit-du-Lac vacation plans.
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Un halte à l'Abbaye lors de tout séjour en Estrie s'impose. En plus de visiter un lieu inédit au Québec, il y a fort à parier que vous repartirez avec l'une des spécialités proposées par les frères : ... read more »A stop at the Abbey during any stay in the Eastern Townships is a must. In addition to visiting a new place in Quebec, there are strong chances that you will leave with one of the specialties offered by the brothers: cheese, Apple, dressing in blue butter, etc.show original
I had to go for a personal conference (initiation to silence) that was held between those walls. It was the first year women was accepted as resident for an entire week-end. I was a little bit shy sin... read more »
We spent about 2 hours here, but only at the frontal compound and inside the church. Its unfortunate that most other areas, including the surrounding compound are not open to the public. The reason wh... read more »
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