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Friday, Dec 21 2012 by

An abbey (from Latin abbatia, derived from Latin language abbatia, from Latin abbās, derived from Aramaic language abba, “father”) is a Catholic monastery or convent, under the authority of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serves as the spiritual father or mother of the community.

Monte Cassino abbey (Google Maps)
Monte Cassino abbey

Abandoned Abbey (Birds Eye)
Abandoned Abbey
Bisham Abbey (Birds Eye)
Bisham Abbey

Abbey of Pannonhalma (Google Maps)
Abbey of Pannonhalma

Ettal Abbey (Bing Maps)
Ettal Abbey

Benediktbeuern Abbey (Google Maps)
Benediktbeuern Abbey
Whalley Abbey (Google Maps)
Whalley Abbey

Tegernsee Abbey (Google Maps)
Tegernsee Abbey
Clervaux Abbey (Google Maps)
Clervaux Abbey

Cluny Abbey (Google Maps)
Cluny Abbey