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Monday, September 22, 2014

St Pius X Benedictine Abbey

The monastery known as St Pius X Benedictine Abbey was formed in 1951 by the Swiss-American Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation. This location was begun as a foundation which sprouted from its parent monastery, the Conception Abbey. The latest record of activity I can locate here is dated 1982.

There are two separate buildings here, both of which are in very poor condition. From what I can gather, the first building pictured is the actual Abbey itself and the second building with the huge fireplace is the residence. The Abbey appears to have suffered a fire at some point long ago and has sat exposed to the elements ever since. All of the rooms have been gutted and the walls are smashed through nearly everywhere. The residence hasn't fared much better. All of this sits on an active golf course and the path which the carts take is literally right outside the front doors.

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The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

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The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar

The Monastery © 2014 sublunar