Saint Benedict Abbey, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac

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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. Add Saint Benedict Abbey and other attractions to your Saint-Benoit-du-Lac trip itinerary using our Saint-Benoit-du-Lac trip itinerary planning site .
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  • This Abbey is located near the city of Magog. It is a place of worship (monks) who is worth to be visited for the architecture and the beauty of the surrounding landscape. It's very quiet and we can't move around. The monks are more than discreet. Inside the Abbey, is the silence that prevails. There is a shop in the basement where they sell the Abbey and the local products. Outside, it has a beautiful orchard and trails that can be surveyed in a spirit of reverence. For those who love nature and peace, it is a must-see even if we're not very religious.
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  • We went to a service to experience the Gregorian chants. Very moving experience in a beautiful setting. The area is idyllic. Pick up some cheese before you leave!  more »
  • We headed for the 5 pm Vespers. They announced Gregorian chants. Go to Vespers not to hear of Gregorian chant. Gregorian chant it is far.
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