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