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Ampleforth Abbey

The abbey of St Laurence in Ampleforth, some 20 miles from York, is part of the English Benedictine congregation. With a view over the Vale of Pickering, the abbey was founded here in 1802, although the monks trace their descent to Westminster … [More]
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    St Dunstan
    Statue of the Benedictine monk, reforming 10th-century Archbishop of Canterbury, and patron saint …
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    Our Blessed Mother Praying
    "In contemplating Mary's powerful intercession as she waits for the Holy Spirit, Christians of …
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    Angels with St Dunstan
    Detail of the Altar canopy in Ampleforth Abbey church, which dates to 1925. Source: Lawrence OP on …
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    Contemplating the Passion
    "O God, who in this season give your Church the grace to imitate devoutly the Blessed Virgin Mary …
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    Crucifixus Pro Nobis
    "My people, what have I done to you? Or how have I grieved you? Answer me! What more should I have …
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    Relic of St Lawrence of Rome
    "The blows of the executioner, flames, torments, chains, the faith of blessed Lawrence alone could …
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    A Great Tree
    "The Lord says this:‘From the top of the cedar,from the highest branch I will take a shootand …
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    The Holy Family as Refugees
    "Joseph rose from sleep and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt." …
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    Ampleforth Abbey 2011
    A clear day over Ampleforth, with a view of the church built by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, and the …
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    Reyntiens windows
    These windows by Patrick Reyntiens and his son John are in the Lady chapel of Ampleforth Abbey …
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    Detail of a praying Benedictine monk carved in stone on the canopy over the High Altar of Amplefort…
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    Ampleforth Madonna
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Raised from the Grave
    "Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves, and …
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    Immaculate Virgin Mary
    "Father, you prepared the Virgin Mary to be the worthy mother of your Son. You let her share before…
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    The Lamb is our Light
    "The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in its place in the city; his servants will worship him,…
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    St Martin's relief
    A bas relief, possibly by Eric Gill, of St Martin dressed as a First World War soldier tearing …
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    St Martin of Tours
    "When Sulpicius Severus first met Martin of Tours he was stunned. Not only did the bishop offer …
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    St Martin's charity
    St Martin was born in the Roman province of Pannonia (approximating to the western half of modern …
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    St Lawrence of Rome
    As I am ordained to the ministry of the Diaconate today, I ask the prayers of the holy Deacon, St …
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    St Leonard the Deacon
    "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He …
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    Stairs from the Crypt
    Stairs descend from the abbey church of St Lawrence in Ampleforth to the crypt which was built in …
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    Mater Monachorum
    This chapel in the crypt of Ampleforth Abbey is dedicated to Mary, Mother of Monks, and she is …
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    Edwardus Rex
    A lovely medieval window of St Edward the Confessor in the cloister of Ampleforth Abbey, which was …
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    Holy Cross
    This crucifix in Ampleforth Abbey dates to c.1500, and the corpus is said to be based on the body …
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    South Transept
    One of the interestingly shaped transepts in Ampleforth Abbey: it reminded me of a hobbit hole! …
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    Ampleforth West Window
    The west window by Herbert Hendrie was installed in 1928. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Ampleforth Choir Stalls
    All the wood-carved furnishings of the Choir are by Robert Thompson of Kilburn, the famous 'mousema…
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    Ampleforth Abbey north elevation
    Two characteristics of Giles Gilbert Scott's design for the abbey church of Ampleforth is visible …
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    Angels looking down
    Detail of the beautifully carved Blue Hornton stone civory over the High Altar of Ampleforth. Sourc…
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    View from the Cricket Pavilion
    View of Ampleforth Abbey and College from the school's 1880 cricket pavilion (rebuilt in 1998 …
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    Animals in the Capitals
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Inside Ambleforth Abbey church
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Ampleforth Abbey church
    Consecrated in 1961, and built to a design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, this is the abbey church of …
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    Ampleforth Abbey & College
    View across the valley of the monastery and college buildings of Ampleforth, a Benedictine abbey …
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    St Benedict at Ampleforth
    Bronze statue of St Benedict by Judy Brown in front of the abbey church of Ampleforth Abbey in …

St Dunstan

Statue of the Benedictine monk, reforming 10th-century Archbishop of Canterbury, and patron saint of goldsmiths and silversmiths; as a monk, St Dunstan had worked as a blacksmith, painter, and jeweller. This statue is in Ampleforth Abbey. Source: … [More]