Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pluscarden Abbey - Scotland






Ran into this while I was looking for something else!

It is a recycled church building that got caught up in the Reformation in Scotland. It had no roof probably for about three hundred years. A new roof was put on it in the late 1940's. The modern stained glass is something else.

The church is also home and a the center of worship for monks. The complex that is restored and rebuilt is only I would say twenty percent of the orignal monastery complex.

Pluscarden Abbey

It is located near Elgin in Scotland. Looks like a delightful place to visit for prayer and meditation.

2 comments:

Hermit, without a permit. said...
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Hermit, without a permit. said...

Pax,
i am glad you 'dicovered'the Benedictine Roman Catholic Pluscarden Abbey. you may then be interested in the following 3 videos about them (with them Chanting as well) yes it is a very peaceful/prayerful place for retreat.
http://vocation-station.blogspot.com/search?q=pluscarden
they also have a website
http://www.pluscardenabbey.org

May 17, 2009 12:00 AM