12th century Cistercian chapter house being reassembled

12th century Cistercian chapter house being reassembled


Vina, California (CA), US
An early-gothic Cistercian chapter house, the Santa Maria de Ovila, was built in Spain around 1190, and was used by Cistercian monks for almost 800 years. William Randolph Hearst bought it in 1931, and shipped it in pieces to Northern California. The Abbey of New Clairvaux acquired the stones in 1994 and will use the beer profits to begin the painstaking job of rebuilding the 12th century structure stone by stone.
An early-gothic Cistercian chapter house, the Santa Maria de Ovila, was built in Spain around 1190, and was used by Cistercian monks for almost 800 years. William Randolph Hearst bought it in 1931, and shipped it in pieces to Northern California. The Abbey of New Clairvaux acquired the stones in 1994 and will use the beer profits to begin the painstaking job of rebuilding the 12th century structure stone by stone.
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Links: www.sacredstones.org
By: kjfitz

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@ 2010-09-22 10:24:24
Trappist monks brew beer. Use profits to reassemble misplaced stones of 12th century chapter house in California:

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_16083151

http://oaklandgeology.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/reassemblages/

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