Bois-Seigneur-Isaac Abbey

Bois-Seigneur-Isaac Abbey, in Ophain-Bois-Seigneur-Isaac, Belgium (a village now part of the town of Braine-l'Alleud), is a former Augustinian abbey, now a Premonstratensian priory, dependent on Averbode Abbey.

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Bois-Seigneur-Isaac Abbey - History - Premonstratensian Abbey
... When the Republican law of 1903 expelled all monks from France, the canons from Mondaye Abbey lived in exile at Bois-Seigneur-Isaac, buying and rebuilding ... The abbey again became an important pilgrimage and spiritual centre ... In 1921 the canons were allowed to return to Mondaye and handed over Bois-Seigneur-Isaac to their co-brothers of Averbode Abbey, who ensured the continuity of monastic life and pastoral services there ...

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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.”
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