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Buckfast Abbey - Devon, England, UK

Buckfast Abbey is the home of a Community of Roman Catholic Benedictine monks in Devon, England. The first monastery was founded in 1018, but was suppressed by King Henry VIII in 1539. It was refounded in 1882. The present Abbey Church was built by the monks themselves on the foundations of the medieval Abbey. Their web site describes the daily life of the monks, as well as the pastoral and educational activities they undertake.

Submitted in section: Christianity: Denominations: Catholicism: Orders: Men's Orders: Benedictines: English Congregation: Buckfast Abbey - Devon, England, UK

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