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The Abbey Sainte-Madeleine du barroux: photo description (Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux)

The Abbey Sainte-Madeleine du barroux is one of the few in France that was founded in the XX century. It is located in the Department of Vaucluse, in the commune of Le barroux Canton Malasan. One of the closest towns is Avignon, and the municipality settled on the slopes of the Dentelle de Montmirail.

Abbey in this municipality was established only about forty years ago, in 1970. It was founded by a young monk named Gerard Calvet, who with the permission of his Abbot, left the monastery of Notre-Dame in Tournai and settled in volotskoi the village. Some time later he was joined by several monks who wanted to live in accordance with the rules of the Charter of the Benedictine order. To the Confederation of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Madeleine joined only in 2008.

Relations with the Abbey Notre-Dame de Tournai was quickly broken, and the young, the monastery adopted the principles of the movement of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, for which Lefebvre in 1988 he was first excommunicated by Pope John Paul II and later forgiven by Pope Benedict XVI.

In the late 70-ies of the last century the monastery became the owner of a large land area located between the ridge of the Dentelle de Montmirail and the Ventoux summit. At the same time started construction of monastic buildings, and was founded by a subsidiary of the convent. Ten years ago in the Abbey, there were about six dozen of monks. During the construction of the monastery complex sample served as examples of religious architecture of the Romanesque style.