Mount St. Bernard Abbey

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Mount St. Bernard Abbey
by Matthew Broadhead

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Release date 21st April 2023
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Mount St. Bernard Abbey is a Roman Catholic, Trappist monastery founded near the town of Coalville, Leicestershire in 1835. It was the first permanent monastery to be founded in England since the Reformation and is the only one of its kind countrywide.

In the month of August 1890, it was reported in the Leicester Daily Mercury that a ceremony with solemn blessing had taken place to appoint Dom Wilfred Hipwood as abbot of Mount St Bernard abbey. Afterwards, visitors were entertained with a luncheon supplied by Messrs. Carter and Son of Leicester in the chapter house.

During an interval, many enjoyed a stroll through the beautiful gardens as the sun shone brightly. The new abbot overcame his scruples on the subject of portrait taking and was induced to join a group. This was made up of two bishops, a number of old college friends and others from the Birmingham diocese, who were photographed in the quadrangle by the author's third great-grandfather Frederick William Broadhead. This publication presents his own long-term engagement with the same community.

200 x 250mm, 32 pages
First edition of 100
Produced in the United Kingdom

All profits from sales of this publication will be donated to the community at Mount St. Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire.

There are five A4 giclée prints available and each variant is limited to an edition of 5. These are printed using premium Canson Infinity Arches BFK Rives Pure White matte paper. The photobook and all five prints can also be purchased at a significant discount.

Print 1: Father Justin

Print 2: Unnamed Lane

Print 3: Brother George

Print 4: Farm Buildings

Print 5: Father Joseph

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