What is abbey?

  • (noun): A monastery ruled by an abbot.
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Abbey

An abbey (from Latin abbatia, derived from Latin language abbatia, from Latin abbās, derived from Aramaic language abba, "father") is a Catholic monastery or convent, under the authority of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serves as the spiritual father or mother of the community.

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Fécamp - Civil Architecture
14th century ruins of the ducal former palace enclosed in the abbey grounds – two towers and a wall section Remains of the fort of Bourg-Baudouin, on the ... de la Voûte (built with reclaimed materials from the abbey palace) Water Tower 13th century Épinay farm, 16th century, former country retreat of a religious order ...
Viernheim - History
... had its first documentary mention in 777 in the Lorsch codex, the Lorsch Abbey’s book of documents ... Through donations, it ended up in the Abbey’s ownership ... In 1232, the Abbey’s holdings were given to the Archbishops of Mainz, but only in 1308 did Viernheim pass to Mainz ...
Henry Eugene Abbey
... Henry Eugene Abbey (June 27, 1846 – October 17, 1896) was an American theatre manager and producer ... Abbey also had the distinction of being the first manager of New York's Metropolitan Opera Company, which opened for its inaugural season in 1883 ... He also opened Abbey's Theatre in 1890, one of the first theatrical managers to present expensive shows outside of the major cities ...
Biddlesden - History
... In 1147 Ernald de Bosco founded the Cistercian Biddlesden Abbey ... When the abbey was seized on behalf of Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries it was assessed to be earning in excess of £175 annually in rents and tithes ... Although the abbey continued after this time as living accommodation for those in favour with the monarch, the building was not maintained thoroughly and fell into ...
Abbey - Premonstratensians
... houses in Aleppo and Kingdom of Jerusalem where "The Premonstrntensian abbey of Saint Samuel was a daughter house of Prémontré itself ... The ground-plan of Easby Abbey, owing to its situation on the edge of the steeply sloping banks of a river, is singularly irregular ... The church follows the plan adopted by the Austin canons in their northern abbeys, and has only one aisle to the nave—that to the north while the choir is long, narrow and aisleless ...

More definitions of "abbey":

  • (noun): A church associated with a monastery or convent.
  • (noun): A convent ruled by an abbess.

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    The Abbey always reminds me of that old toast, “Above lofty timbers, the walls around are bare, echoing to our laughter, as though the dead were there.”
    Garrett Fort (1900–1945)

    The Abbey always reminds me of that old toast, “Above lofty timbers, the walls around are bare, echoing to our laughter, as though the dead were there.”
    Garrett Fort (1900–1945)