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11 Ballymena Road, Portglenone, BT44 8BL

Tel: 028 2582 1341

Email: info@bethlehemabbey.com

Web: http://www.bethlehemabbey.com

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Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey

Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey belongs to a story of almost a thousand years. It is part of the Cistercian Order which was founded in Franc at Citeaux in Burgundy in the Year 1098. The document outlining the constitution of the Order is known as the Charter of Love.  Taking its inspiration from the Rile of St. Benedict (RB) the Cistercian life was to be one of the secluded communal intercession, contemplative prayer with manual work given its prominent position.

 

There is a craft shop selling a wide range of souvenirs including Irish Linen and emblems.