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General view of Saint Sixtus Abbey - 1850-1899

Started by Trappist, October 25, 2023, 11:51:43 AM

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The Saint Sixtus Abbey was founded on November 4, 1831.
From 1834 the monastery was an independent priory of the French Trappist Congregation.
In 1836 the monastery was connected to the Westmalle Abbey.
In 1871 the monastery was elevated to an abbey.
This is what the monastery looked like then.
On the right we see the old abbey gate, behind it is the old abbey church.

At the rear left is the brewery (with chimney), which was put into use in 1839.

Period 1850-1899

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