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The ruins of the Abbey of St. Matthew in fin-Terre: photo, description Abbaye Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre)

The Abbey of Saint Matthew in fin-Terre was founded in the VI century, a former knight serving at the court of the Frankish king who is described First. Monastic orders took the knight after he had done a miracle. Slander stepmother knight committed the murder of his sisters, decapitating her, but the girl's body collapsed to the ground, and picked up his head and returned to his father's house asking about the last communion. As a monk, a knight, founded the monastery of Saint Matthew in Lockimage (its other name), and after death was canonized and revered by the people as a Saint Tanguy.

For the Foundation of the monastery of Saint Tanguy chose places deaf and distant, and therefore in the name of the monastery is a prefix of "on the edge". Currently "on the edge" - it is the land of the commune of Plougonvelin located in the Breton Department of finistère.

The Abbey belonged to the Benedictine order. In the beginning of XIII century the monastery got the relics of St. Matthew the particle of the skull of the Saint in the monastery was brought by sailors, but then the relic is considered lost. Currently, the Abbey is mostly in ruins, which date back to the XI-XII centuries. From the former monastery chapel of the virgin Mary. With the history of the Abbey can be found in located next to the ruins of the Museum. Besides him, close to the former monastery is a memorial to the dead sailors, and lighthouse.