St Norbert Trappist Monastery Ruins

Playing Chinese Flute at St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Provincial Park in Winter Morning - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 26, 2012: St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Grotto


Trappist Monastery Ruins is an iconic landmark in St. Norbert—a suburb adjacent to the south border of City of Winnipeg, nearby King’s Park and University of Manitoba campus. This historic site has been used for special events like the popular Shakespeare in the Ruins.

A brief history about Trappist Monastery:
In 1891, the Abbot of Bellefontaine in France agreed to establish a Trappist monastery on a secluded piece of parish land along the La Salle River, and monks arrived in St. Norbert in 1892. The order was dedicated to a life of prayer and hard work, following the basic tenets of St. Benedict – charity, obedience, and humility. The monks succeeded in building a large and prosperous agricultural operation complete with a sawmill, forge, apiary, cheese house, bakery and greenhouses. About 30 to 45 monks inhabited the monastery at any given time.

French Styled Pagoda at St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Provincial Park during Christmas Holidays - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 26, 2012: French styled pagoda

Playing Chinese Bamboo Flute by Snow-covered St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Ruins in Winter Morning - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 26, 2012: Play Chinese flute by Trappist Monastery Ruins.

Playing Chinese Flute in Front of St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Provincial Park on Boxing Day - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 26, 2012: The ruins is a great venue for wedding reception, banquet, engagement photography, portrait shot, or family group pictures.



Snow-Covered St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Ruins and Guesthouse Arts Centre in Winter - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 26, 2012: Behind the ruins is the guesthouse or St. Norbert Arts Centre.

Praying to God in Front of St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Provincial Park on Boxing Day - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 26, 2012: Pray to God on Boxing Day?!?! ò.ó Hmmm...let me think...what Christmas present I really want this year....

Snow-Covered St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Grotto in Winter Morning - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 26, 2012: St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Grotto

Map & Driving Direction

In St. Norbert, just south of the Perimeter Highway; turn west from Pembina Highway (PTH 75), just north of the LaSalle River. Read Trappist Monastery Provincial Park for details.

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