Orval Abbey in Belgium

Stained glass windows in the chapel of the bishops, executed by Boquet, after the cartoons of Miss Mara Weemaes, who, for the same oratory, also made two frescoes. Discreetly historiated stained-glass windows, simple illuminations in short, illustrating themes from the life of Notre-Dame, they provide this chapel with maximum clarity.

The Abbey of Orval, in Belgium’s Ardennes Forest, is truly a place of mystery. The name “Orval” means “Valley of Gold”.

Source: Quarterly review of sacred art published by the Benedictines of the Abbey of Saint-Andre (1947)

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Orval Abbey

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