Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sights to See: Mount St. Benedict Abbey/The Abbey of Our Lady of Exile, Trinidad


Mount St. Benedict Abbey/The Abbey of Our Lady of Exile  Off St. John’s Rd., in ST. AUGUSTINE in Tunapuna region.  Established in 1912, this is the oldest Benedictine monastery in the Caribbean.  About 10 monks reside here.  It is well known for its monk-made yogurt--soursop, almond, and pineapple are among the flavors--and monk-made pastries that are purveyed in a small store.  And it is the place to get a new car blessed.  Because it is located at 700 feet, it often has a cool breeze.  In addition to visiting the church, you can enjoy a nature park with trails and year-round good birdwatching.  Retreat lodging is available in the Pax Guesthouse.  

exterior of Mount St. Benedict Abbey in Trindad
exterior of Mount St. Benedict Abbey in Trindad


interior of Mount St. Benedict Abbey church in Trindad
interior of Mount St. Benedict Abbey church in Trindad

yogurt at Mount St. Benedict Abbey in Trindad
yogurt at Mount St. Benedict Abbey in Trindad

pastries at Mount St. Benedict Abbey in Trindad
pastries at Mount St. Benedict Abbey in Trindad


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