Melleray

Cistercian monastery in Brittany, France, founded c.1134 by Foulques, Abbot of Pontron in Anjou. The original monastery was erected in 1145 by Guitern, its first abbot. It was confiscated in 1791. The dispersed monks finally settled at Lulworth, Dorsetshire, England, and their monastery was created an abbey, but in 1817 they returned to Melleray. They have founded several other monasteries, including Mount Melleray, Ireland; Mount Saint Bernard, England; Gethsemani, Kentucky; and New Melleray, Iowa.

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