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  Tintern Abbey
he abbey buildings were arranged in a standard Cistercian plan, except that the cloisters and all its ancillary buildings were to the north of the church rather than to the south, which was more usual.
In the late 12th century the first-floor monk's dormitory, which ran northwards from the north transept of the church, was extended; its northern end and the latrines over the drain to its east are of this phase.
The abbey and grounds are surrounded by a 4ft stone fence.
www.castlewales.com /tintern.html   (1902 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abbey of Saint-Denis
The abbey figured prominently in the history of France and its abbots were for several centuries amongst the chief seigneurs of the kingdom.
After the Council of Trent the Abbey of St-Denis became the head of a congregation of ten monasteries, and in 1633 it was united, with its dependent houses, to the new Congregation of St-Maur, when its conventual buildings were entirely reconstructed.
The abbey was finally dissolved at the revolution, when much damage was done to the church and tombs.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13343b.htm   (713 words)

  
  Westminster Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the Abbey was seized by Henry VIII in 1534 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and closed in 1540, becoming a cathedral until 1550, its royal connections saved it from the destruction wrought on most other English abbeys.
The Abbey and its property is in the care of the Librarian, the Keeper of the Muniments, and the Surveyor of the Fabric.
Lastly, the educational role of the Abbey is reflected in the presence of the Headmaster of the Choir School, the Headmaster and Under Master of Westminster School, and the Master of The Queen's Scholars.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Westminster_Abbey   (1492 words)

  
 Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An abbey (from the Latin abbatia, which is derived from the Syriac abba, "father"), is a Christian monastery or convent, under the government of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serve as the spiritual father or mother of the community.
Priories were originally offshoots from the larger abbeys, to the abbots of which they continued subordinate; however, the actual distinction between abbeys and priories was lost by the Renaissance.
It was adorned with the portraits of the chief benefactors of the abbey, and with Scriptural subjects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abbey   (6392 words)

  
 Ecology Hall of Fame: Edward Abbey
Edward Abbey was born January 29, 1927 in the improbably named town of Indiana, Pennsylvania and lived most of his childhood in a nearby town with an almost-equally unusual name, Home.
Abbey based his heros on real, though largely unidentified individuals who were, even then, trying to harass and delay those who were trying to develop the desert out of existence.
Abbey took this as part of the foundation of his philosophy, drawing on his academic studies in anarchism.
www.ecotopia.org /ehof/abbey/bio.html   (899 words)

  
 A FEW WORDS IN FAVOR OF EDWARD ABBEY
Abbey, character is given, or it takes, a certain precedence, and that precedence makes him a writer and a man of a different kind—and probably a better kind—than the practitioner of mere sobriety, information, and logic.
Abbey's most endearing virtue as an autobiographer is his ability to stand aside from himself and recount his most outrageous and self-embarrassing goof-ups, with a bemused and gleeful curiosity, as if they were the accomplishments not merely of somebody else, but of an altogether different kind of creature.
Abbey's sentence, masquerading as an instance of his well-known "iconoclasm," slices through the distractions of the controversy to the historical and constitutional roots of the issue.
www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk /abbey.html   (3635 words)

  
 Westminster-Abbey.html   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Abbey was gaining importance in the affairs of the crown and in the reign of King Henry II, the whole of the royal treasury moved to London.
Henry III was determined to place the Abbey on a much grander scale, the old abbey of Edward the confessor was slowly replaced from the east end, bit by bit and nothing of Edward's Church remains apart from some of the Monastic buildings around the cloister.
Westminster Abbey is famous throughout the world as one of the greatest churches in Christendom, and draws visitors from all corners of the globe.
www.castles-abbeys.co.uk /Westminster-Abbey.html   (2964 words)

  
 CSIndy: Abbey's Road (April 13 - April 19, 2000)
Tackling the entire Abbey Collection, 30 boxes of papers spanning 12 feet and nearly 50 years of constant writing, journaling, essaying, sketching, and screeing at editors with his letters, is too big a task for one week.
Abbey had always been a dependable guide, getting me out into the white stuff before it was peppered with fl dots of development, contained in a grid of access routes.
Doug Peacock, the basis for Hayduke, was among the close friends and family who sat by Abbey's side as he lay dying at home, refusing the indignity of a hospital room and even having his wife and friends whisk him out to the desert to die in what proved to be a false alarm.
www.csindy.com /csindy/2000-04-13/cover.html   (2815 words)

  
 Introduction
The readers of Abbey's Web have contributed their own works, see these in the section Reflections and if you are interested in discussing with them, join the mailing list.
Through his novels, essays, letters and speeches, Edward Abbey consistently voiced the belief that the West was in danger of being developed to death, and that the only solution lay in the preservation of wilderness.
Abbey was a genuine rebel who simply did not believe in the moderns industrial way of life.
www.abbeyweb.net /introduction.html   (869 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abbey
The Normans adopted this arrangement; and in their church-planning the English oblong type of chancel gradually took the place of the Romanesque and continental apse, and the Basilica plan was abandoned for that of the Gothic, of a crossing or transept, separating nave from chancel, the latter being extended to make room for the choir.
The final evolution of the style peculiar to England is due to the Cistercians, the characteristic of whose Abbeys was extreme simplicity and the absence of needless ornament; their renunciation of the world was evidenced in all that met the eye.
Few English Abbeys of note, however, were of homogeneous architecture; in fact, the mixture of styles, though sometimes almost bewildering, adds to what is left of these stately piles a greater picturesqueness ever pleasing to archaeologist and artist.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01010a.htm   (4705 words)

  
 Westminster Abbey
I pray that your experience of the Abbey will be a blessing to you and encourage you in the pilgrimage of life.
Westminster Abbey is a living Church, part of the Church of England: More
In this section there is a plan of the Abbey, and information about visiting, including opening times, tours, and educational visits.
www.westminster-abbey.org   (187 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- George Abbey: NASA"s Most Controversial Figure
A former Air Force fighter pilot, Abbey came to NASA in 1967 and rose to prominence at JSC in the late 1970s.
Known for an encyclopedic knowledge of events, and an uncanny grasp of human behavior, Abbey distinguished himself at the center and was promoted to increasingly more responsible positions, eventually serving as the director of flight operations.
Abbey also championed the idea of making Russia a full partner in the space station project, a move that helped rescue the station from cancellation by the White House and Congress in the early 1990s.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/missions/george_abbey_010226.html   (922 words)

  
 Scotsman.com Business - Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ABBEY National's turnaround looked on track today as it bounced back into the fl in its first...
PROFITS at Abbey National are likely to be better than forecast in the first half of this year...
ABBEY National is facing a bill of more than £100 million after agreeing to revisit 50,000...
business.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=588   (380 words)

  
 Angus Council | Local History | Historic Buildings | Arbroath Abbey
King William the Lion founded the Arbroath Abbey in 1178 in honour of the murdered St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury.
The function of Arbroath and every other Abbey was to provide an ordered way of life based on the Gospel’s teachings under which the monks could serve God and sanctify their souls.
A reconstruction of this event was staged by the Arbroath Abbey Pageant Society during the 1940’s to the mid 1980’s.
www.angus.gov.uk /history/features/buildings/arbabbey.htm   (491 words)

  
 ABBEY & ME
Peggy decided to stay with Abbey for a couple of days (she was to drive my truck to Diamond Creek and then hike down to meet me at Phantom Ranch).
Abbey passed through quite often, stopping to visit and enjoy a beer at my makeshift warehouse---a former small garage that now housed my boating equipment, my books, a bunk, a hot plate, and me. It lacked inside water and a toilet.
Abbey had a surprise for me when he came over once to see me. With a grin, he handed me a copy of his new manuscript, The Monkey Wrench Gang.
www.canyoncountryzephyr.com /archives/abbey-me.html   (2309 words)

  
 Melk Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On a precise overlookinh the green meadows beside the Danube stand an abbey and a church, crowned by towers and resplendent in golden ochre.
This is Melk Abbey, one of the most imposing architectural masterpieces north of the Alps and a focal point in the formative years of Austria's history.
The abbey schook, which had been established shortly after the founding of the abbey (curiously enough it employed lay teachers) was run on the lines of the six-class Jesuit school but had only four classes.
www.italkey.it /MONASTERI/melk.html   (1891 words)

  
 Abbey
To the north-east of the Abbey is the Michael Chapel and the Infirmary Museum where a magnificent collection of carved stones is on view.
Experiencing the physical renewal of the Abbey was intended to prepare the young ministers to achieve spiritual renewal when they returned to their inner city parishes.
The Abbey restoration was completed in 1965, from which time The Iona Community have run it as a residential centre and continued daily worship in the Abbey Church.
www.isle-of-iona.com /abbey.htm   (583 words)

  
 Monastic Terms
An abbey is a community of nuns in solemn vows, which include the obligations of enclosure and the singing of the full Divine Office daily.
In a monastery that is not an abbey, such as our own monastery prior to its becoming an abbey in 1989, or such as the many communities of unenclosed Benedictine Sisters in the United States, the superior is called a prioress.
In an abbey, the prioress is the assistant to the abbess and takes her place when she is not present.
www.walburga.org /com_terms.html   (474 words)

  
 Lincoln, Abbey - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Lincoln, Abbey
In the early 1990s, however, once again as Abbey Lincoln, she revived her career, with both recordings and live performances.
She was the subject of a Public Broadcasting System documentary, You Gotta Pay the Band (1992), and she came to be recognized as one of the great jazz singers of her generation.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Lincoln,+Abbey   (327 words)

  
 Heritage and History, Barking Abbey. Barking and Dagenham.
The first Abbey was a missionary centre and was destroyed by the Vikings in 870.
The Abbey became a suitable place for members of the royal family to stay, and in 1066 the first Norman King, William I spent his first New Year since the Conquest here.
Remains of the walls of the Abbey church were left exposed to view and the lines of the cloister out in 1966, 1971, and from 1984 onwards.
www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk /4-heritage/abbey/abbey-menu.html   (319 words)

  
 The Peace Abbey - Welcome!
Angel benefactor(s) would carry the first mortgage on the property for 5 years and thus allow the Abbey to continue creating innovative models for society that empower individuals on the paths of nonviolence, peacemaking, and cruelty-free living.
The Peace Abbey has a rich tradition of comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable and alienating its funding sources.
The Peace Abbey is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization Terms of Use
www.peaceabbey.org   (491 words)

  
 Abbey Events
The Abbey dates back to 1910, and is the only Classic Revival structure still in existence in San Diego.
Hornblower Cruises and Events is proud to be associated with this extraordinary venue that merits the distinction of placement on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as nationwide acclaim for design excellence.
The Abbey is the perfect venue for catered affairs including corporate dinners, banquets, meetings, weddings and receptions, luncheons, theme parties, casino nights, balls, proms, and association fundraisers for groups of up to 475 guests.
www.abbey-events.com   (104 words)

  
 Abbey Farm Equipment, Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ABBEY FARM EQUIPMENT, established in 1947, was born out of the Cavanagh family tradition in engineering dating back to the 19th century.
ABBEY FARM EQUIPMENT has been a significant supplier of agricultural machinery in Northern Ireland and the U.K. for nearly 25 years and has been exporting worldwide for a number of years.
With these new developments, ABBEY will be well equipped to lead the farm machinery business in to the next milleneum and will have an unequalled family tradition in manufacturing, spanning three centuries.
www.iol.ie /~abbeyfe   (183 words)

  
 Abbey - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Abbey’s Flexible Plus mortgage gives you a great rate for the entire life of the mortgage and our great long term fixed rates give you certainty so you can budget confidently for a set period of time.
Abbey National plc, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority only advises on its own Life Assurance, Pension, Mortgages and Collective Investment Scheme products and acts as an Insurance Intermediary for General Insurance.
Abbey and the flame logo are registered trademarks.
www.abbey.com /index/home.htm   (425 words)

  
 The Abbey Theatre: About the Abbey
The Abbey Theatre remains true to its heritage, regularly re-animating plays from the Irish repertoire, as well as presenting classics from the European and world theatre and new plays by established writers.
The Abbey Theatre opened its doors to the public on its current site at 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, on Monday 18 July 1966.
Containing two theatres, the main auditorium of the Abbey Theatre, and the studio space called the Peacock Theatre, the building is four stories high, with the main roof being 47 feet above street level.
www.abbeytheatre.ie /about   (422 words)

  
 Sravasti Abbey: Frequently Asked Questions
They first live at the Abbey for at least one year on a probationary status to see if the Abbey is suitable for them and vice-versa.
However, the Abbey is not suited for those who wish to be entirely independent and not follow the daily schedule.
To benefit from their stay, all laypeople staying at the abbey will abide in the five precepts, to avoid killing, stealing, unwise sexual behavior (in this case, because this is a monastic community, lay people will be celibate while staying here), lying, and intoxicants (alcohol, recreational drugs, and tobacco).
www.sravastiabbey.org /faq.html   (1308 words)

  
 Home of New Belgium Brewery, Fat Tire Beer, and the Tour de Fat
Abbey, the biggest medal collector in the New Belgium portfolio, is categorized as a Belgian style “dubbel” or “Double Ale.” This complex ale, along with Trippel, is very true to style of the beers brewed in Belgium where the monks produce beers to support their abbey.
As well, our restaurant friends are finding Abbey to be an appealing addition to their lists of ports, brandies and single malts.
Abbey is worthy of being furnished as a stand alone liquid dessert, a euphoric palate enhancer in the cigar humidor, a stairway to heaven companion to chocolate, or a pleasing brain twister when served with espresso.
www.newbelgium.com /beers_ab.php   (292 words)

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