Benedictine Priory of Montreal

Exterior view of the Benedictine Priory of Montreal

Exterior view of the Benedictine Priory of Montreal

Earlier this week while giving the Conversatio lecture in the new Humanities program I had occasion to mention the Benedictine Priory of Montreal, a monastery that I was familiar with before I had made my way here to Saint Anselm’s.  As I was using PowerPoint to support the lecture, I wanted to find some digital images of the Priory for the various slides.  Alas, there was not a lot of material on the web, no doubt related to the fact that the monastery closed in 1990 before the web really took off.  Fortunately, I had an old brochure with colors in pretty good shape, so here are a few photos of the Pine Avenue (Avenue des pins) monastery, the former McConnell mansion.

Meditation Room at the Benedictine Priory of Montreal

Meditation Room at the Benedictine Priory of Montreal

The monastic community in Montreal practiced a prayer discipline associated with its founder, Dom John Main, O.S.B., the practice of Christian Meditation.

 

 

 

Main Hall of the Benedictine Priory of Montreal

Main Hall of the Benedictine Priory of Montreal

Central Hallway just off the main entrance to the Benedictine Priory of Montreal

Central Hallway just off the main entrance to the Benedictine Priory of Montreal

 

 

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