The Abbey of Ten Duinen

Around 1100, several monastic reform movements first saw the light of day. One of these was the Cistercian Order. This order originated in Cîteaux (near Dijon in France) as a stricter return …

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The Abbey of Ter Doest

In 1106, through the mediation of the Bishop of Tournai, Lambert van Lissewege donated an estate in Lissewege with a St Bartholomew’s Chapel to the Benedictines of Saint-Riquier (near Abbeville). The foundation …

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The Abbey of St Bavo and St Peter

(History of the Abbeys coming soon…)

Image: Map of Ghent of 1543  – detail of St Bavo’s Ghent. STAM Gent (c) Hugo Maertens

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