When the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration decided to re-open their Cradle Monastery in Troyes, France, they knew it was in need of major renovations, from the chapel to the earliest parts of the monastery, which date to the 14th century.
The goal to rebuild was significant for the Monastere Notre Dame des Anges (Our Lady of the Angels Monastery), which opened in 1856. The order blossomed to nearly 40 monasteries in eight countries.
The sisters re-opened the Cradle Monastery in 2007. Thanks to a major benefactor, the chapel was renovated in 2011. On Dec. 7, 2011, the vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Troyes Bishop Marc Stenger consecrated the altar at the Mass to re-open...READ MORE