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MOISSAC-Abbaye de BELLOC

France

Abbay de Belloc

14th - 18th April 2022
EASTER

We stayed over Easter,
attending the services,
and sharing a communal meal
on Easter day.

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Easter table at the convent


We stayed at Belloc over Easter, arriving as we did on Maundy Thursday, and attending the services there, and visiting Sue's contacts with the Brothers. The combined services with the Brothers and Sisters was beautiful.

On Easter Saturday we walked down to La Bastide for a look around, although the tourist office turned out to be closed. The Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption church was Consecrated in 1315 but largely rebuilt from 1776 to 1779. It has a 14th century Romanesque porch and a nave with three galleries, and its cemetery-courtyard, paved with funerary slabs, is unique in the Basque Country.

That evening after the service, with the traditional Easter fire, there was hot chocolate and we stayed up talking until gone midnight. On Easter day itself, after the Easter service, we had a communal meal with other guests, with a wonderful spread, including lamb with mint sauce, provided by the Sister in charge of the kitchens. All in all it was a very special Easter, particularly for Sue who met up with many old friends amongst the Brother and Sisters there.

SORRY,
STILL
WORKING
ON THIS



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Map of route

Our route



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