Day Pilgrimage to Buckfast Abbey

St Mary’s, Totnes

The Abbey at Buckfast

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel

A Chapel which contains the hair shirt of St Thomas More.

The gift shop sold various bits and pieces including a guide to Sikhism and the BCP. Sadly not a 1962 in sight!

Buckfast sells its tonic wine in cans as well as bottles for the more uncouth alcoholic.

The selling of tonic wine brings the abbey 8.8million a year. 

The Abbey has a commercial atmosphere which ensures the buildings are well maintained but it does dull the sense of prayer.

One young lady wore very revealing shorts which can’t help the monks focus on the rule of St Benedict.


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