Thursday, March 15, 2012

Looking Again at the Monastère Saint-Benoît, Fréjus-Toulon

It was just about a month ago that we published an interview with the prior of the a new monastery attached to the usus antiquior in the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France, the Monastère Saint-Benoît.

Always interested in keeping up with these sorts of monasteries and giving our readers an "inside look" at them, I thought I would share a little news published on their site yesterday involving the blessing of a new refectory crucifix.

While not liturgical, the photos give a bit more of a sense of the day to day life and setting of the new monastery.

Thanks to a very generous benefactor and to the added kindness of the company our refectory now has a splendid oak and linden wood 42 inch crucifix. It was blessed before luncheon today.


Our refectory now contains three significant benefactions: the crucifix, the refectory table and the statue of Saint Benedict.

Retribuere, dignare, Domine, omnibus,
nobis bona facientibus propter nomen tuum, vitam aeternam.

Deign, O Lord, to grant eternal life
to all who do good works for the sake of your name. Amen.

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