Author: radadl

A Day in Paris-Our Last Day

Today many of our group took in the sights of Paris with a morning bus tour. We began in the Montparnasse District, home to the vibrant Parisian intellectual and artistic scene in the early 20th century. Our next stop was that most famous of churches, Notre…

Thursday in Mondaye

Our last abbey visit of the Norbertine heritage tour was to the small abbey of Mondaye, just outside of Bayeux. The buildings at Mondaye Abbey date from the 18th century and reflect a French Classical style, but the abbey itself is far older. It was founded…

Our trip to Normandy

When the Norbertine heritage trip was planned, organizers began with this day, July 4th, and worked from there. They wanted us to celebrate Independence Day visiting the battlegrounds and resting place of American heroes. We began with an extremely moving experience at Normandy American Cemetery and…

Our trip to Bayeux

We left Rouen this morning. I wish we had stayed a while longer … the Tour de France was scheduled to pass through town this afternoon! But that would mean closed streets and big crowds. (Speaking of streets, they were covered last night in newspapers, apparently…

Where it all began

Today our travels took us to the birthplace of the Norbertine order. (Particularly appropriate for me, since I’m celebrating my own birth today! I’m not quite as old as the order – although I feel it, after a week of bus travel.) We began the day…