Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Cottage

The stone Cottage at the Abbey provides accomodations for our candidates as well as special guests of the Abbot. Built in about 1929 with stones from the walls bordering the Alta Crest Farms property, it was a honeymoon cottage for the son of the dairy farmer and his new wife. As the monks adapted the farm buildings for monastic purposes in 1950, the cottage became the first abbatial dwelling. By the 1970's it was used to house vocational candidates.