(1) On one of our last days we found ourselves in a church we'd never heard of, the abbey of Mozac near Clermont-Ferrand.(2) Aelred, a friend and follower of St. Bernard, defined holy friendship for the monks of his abbey .(3) Inside the abbey people sat quietly in the choir stalls or on chairs in front of lit candles, absorbed in prayer or contemplation.(4) Some of the monks leave the abbey to serve mass, speak at other religious communities, and to collect materials for the workshops.(5) He has traveled around the world recruiting for his abbey 's Catholic seminary.(6) The abbey was founded in 1132 and monks lived in it for 400 years until Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries.(7) They prayed for everyone in the abbey and the community at large.(8) After his official welcome, both at the old abbey and the cathedral, he received the freedom of the city at the Town Hall.(9) He has attended several retreats at the abbey , run by the Catholic order of Benedictine monks.(10) The Benedictine abbey is long gone but the eleventh-century church remains, and is one of the finest survivors of the Romanesque in France.(11) Before it was a cathedral, back in medieval times, it was an abbey , Gerrie explains.(12) The great church doors at the very end of the abbey were opened, and Evangelina Stiles was coming in on the hand of her father, the Stiles cigarette baron himself.(13) The annual service is held at a different abbey or cathedral in the UK every year.(14) He gained greater freedom in 1867 when the monastery was made an abbey and he was appointed abbot as well as a local bishop.(15) William was crowned by Archbishop Ealdred on Christmas Day, in Edward's new abbey cathedral at Westminster.(16) Ôö£├Ñthelbald, king of Mercia, had a church built over his tomb, which later became the abbey of Crowland.