Here’s a cool video from the French Abbey of Fontgombault. This is one of the places we’ll be visiting on the pilgrimage tour of France I am leading in the Spring. Don’t miss it! Click on the banner above for full information.

  • W.

    Great clip! Thank you. Brings back so many memories … good memories. Wish we now lived close to a monastic community. There is nothing like it.

  • Andrew

    Thanks for posting this Father!These monks have founded a community in Tulsa, OK as well.

  • Tom

    Thanks for posting the clip from I hope that you will continue to utilize us a resource for your blog and encourage others to visit our web site as well. God bless you.

  • Anonymous

    Coincedence? I was just sending someone Amy Welborn’s piece entitled “Why go to Mass?” She writes about visiting a Benedictine monastery…”The Eucharist is what my students experience at the monastery. I love going to monasteries because, even though the monks are friendly, they really don’t care whether you’re there or not. There’s no need to welcome you and make you feel at home and involve you because that’s not what they’re there for, and they’re assuming you’re not either, so they treat you as a mature adult who doesn’t need to be manipulated and cajoled into a religious experience. And these Vatican II grandbabies are yearning for just such a Mass, even though they can’t articulate it. My seniors were born in 1980; in their lifetimes church has been about everything else in the world except Eucharist. ” Thank you for posting the video! Kudos also for your post entitled “War”. You’re SPOT ON Father!

  • tara

    Oh, Father–that made me cry it’s so beautiful my heart longs to be a Benedictian nun–but I’m married–and so it just makes me long to go with you on Pilgrimage.

  • EJVideoplace-catholic

    yes ANDREW, there is also a video about the Foundation at Clear Creek as well..when i find the Solesmes one i had somewhere ill say..hmm??Benedicite!,_a_new_foundation.html

  • kkollwitz

    Monkophiles may enjoy “Into Great Silence,” the serene 2006 documentary of life at the Grande Chartreuse.You can get it from Netflix.