Friday, April 20, 2012

St. Andrew's Abbey

In January we went to St. Andrew's Abbey. It was one of the coolest field trips so far. The monks knew we were studying the middle ages so they focused on the role of monasteries and the church throughout the dark ages. We learned so much and had the nicest monk to give us a tour. We even attended mass where we were able to use some of our Latin skills. The girls were almost bouncing out of their seats when they started singing one of the songs we learned last year. 

The Abbey makes and sells ceramics all over the world to support themselves. This is one of the kilns.

Father....wish I could remember his name..... ringing the bell for mass.

And our wonderful tour guide. Can't remember his name either. I really should have written them down.

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