On the coast of the Morbihan Gulf, a community of Benedictine monks has lived in this Brittany abbey since 1897. The rule of Saint Benoit “ora et labora”, that is “pray and work”, is still alive and well at the Abbey of Kergonan. All the brothers assemble to pray together the psalms and to praise God seven times throughout the course of the day. Apples, applesauce, ceramics, writings by the brothers allows the community to make a living from their work. The monks of Kergonan regularly, since 1960, propose recordings of Gregorian chants sung by the monastery schola. Monks and visitors benefit from the beauty of the seaside during a stroll. The fine sand beach is close by, offering a splendid view of deeply cut coast line of the Gulf of the Morbihan. Another characteristic is the youth of this community, with many thirty year olds; the 26 monks of the abbey are among the youngest in France.
During your Catholic pilgrimage in France, why not come to spend a night in the abbey? Our pilgrimage agency in France takes care of everything !