Tuesday, July 26, 2005
The artwork in the Abbey is beautiful. I'm sorry the photos of the interior of the church didn't turn out, and I am even more sorry that I didn't take more photos! The most beautiful sculptures are not in the basilica itself, but in the sacristy and in the Abbey; many of which were created and donated to the Abbey by an oblate (a lay affiliate of the order). The first piece we saw was this crucifix, which hangs in the sacristy. The second photo is of a statue of the Abbey's secondary patroness, St. Walburga, Patron Saint of Hospitality.