Our Lady of Fontgombault Abbey

A day with the monks of Solesmes

Published on April 16, 2024

On Thursday April 11, 2024, the community of Abbaye Saint-Pierre of Solesmes was invited to share in the joy of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Fontgombault. 28 monks travelled by coach with their Abbot, Dom Geoffroy Kemlin, and Abbot Emeritus Dom Philippe Dupont, to spend a fraternal day with us.

L'arrivée des moines de Solesmes

The day began with a Mass concelebrated by the Abbots and numerous priests from both communities.

There was many monks in the choir of the abbey church all day long!

Le choeur de l'abbatiale bien rempli

A festive lunch, a lively recreation, a visit to the various workshops and exhibitions prepared for the occasion were the highlights of the day. The monks of Saint-Pierre hopefully left happily after dinner, at around 7.30pm.

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