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Palendriai-monastery church

 

En route to Sweden today - apologies for failing to comment!

 

Rather ugle, to my view, concrete church of the Benedictine monastery at Palendriai in Lithuania, fournded in 1997 by French Benedictine monks. From its Website:

 

"The monastery of Saint Benedict of Palendriai belongs to the Benedictine Congregation of Solesmes, founded in France in 1833, which restored Benedictine life suppressed at the time of the French Revolution. This congregation now has 32 monasteries of men or women, issuing from the Abbey of Solesmes. These monasteries exist in Europe, Africa and America."

 

 Apparently, they learnt Lithuanian from the cleaning ladies they hired, not realising that they spoke a non-standard dialect :-)

 

Palendriai-monastery church

 

En route to Sweden today - apologies for failing to comment!

 

Rather ugle, to my view, concrete church of the Benedictine monastery at Palendriai in Lithuania, fournded in 1997 by French Benedictine monks. From its Website:

 

"The monastery of Saint Benedict of Palendriai belongs to the Benedictine Congregation of Solesmes, founded in France in 1833, which restored Benedictine life suppressed at the time of the French Revolution. This congregation now has 32 monasteries of men or women, issuing from the Abbey of Solesmes. These monasteries exist in Europe, Africa and America."

 

 Apparently, they learnt Lithuanian from the cleaning ladies they hired, not realising that they spoke a non-standard dialect :-)

 

comments (9)

Poor choice of building material--however, I like the design.
I like the architecture, though... funny about the Lithuanian cleaning ladies!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2017, 03:13
It is a work-in-progress Tom...any church worth its salted crackers takes a few hundred years to get finished.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 Nov 2017, 06:50
The place looks as if it's falling to bits Tom..
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Nov 2017, 07:54
I wonder if this was built on a low budget Tom, or perhaps they imagined they were at the cutting edge of construction.
  • Ele Mate
  • Lithuania
  • 16 Nov 2017, 10:21
This is the church that was built in 1936-1938. The building was financed by a local priest. It is the very first church from monolithic concrete in East Europe. The actual building style imitates barocco and it is nicely proportioned, especially, when viewed from aside.
Unfortunately, it was gravely damaged during Soviet times, when it was used as a warehouse by a collective-farm.
The Benedictines arrived at the start of 2002 and built a modern monastery with their own church. It is not visible in the photo. They found it too expensive to repair the original building. But it is true, they learned Lithuanian from the local people.
I like the design but there are better materials than concrete.
Looks a bit dilapidated
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2017, 02:55
Very nice! I'm not sure I could have captured that bldg as upright with my camera. Nice editing, too!

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