January 10, 2013

Those Crafty California Monks

Carl Bunderson, Catholic News Agency

Vina, Calif., Jan 10, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A California abbey has been home to Cistercian monks since 1955, and now houses a new chapel built of stones taken from a medieval Cistercian monastery in Spain.

“These stones have come home...we had a donor event last year because the scaffolding finally came down, and you can see the glory of this vaulted stone chapter house,” abbot Father Paul Mark Schwan told CNA Jan. 7.

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