Saturday, January 30, 2016

Chancelade Abbey 20.6.1970

Chancelade Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Chancelade) is an Augustinian monastery in Chancelade in the Dordogne. It was founded in 1129.

The abbey was damaged by English troops in the 14th century during the Hundred Years' War and again by Protestants in the 16th century during the French Wars of Religion.
Alain de Solminihac (beatified in 1981 by John Paul II) had the abbey restored in 1623. He was consecrated abbot of Chancelade by Urban VIII in 1636.

Economist Nicolas Baudeau taught theology at the abbey.

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