The Monastery of Vallbona de les Monges is a beautiful monastery, and has for eight centuries been cared for by cistercian nuns, who have never left it since it was founded in the twelfth century. You should look around the church with the tomb of Queen Violant of Hungary, the choir of the church where the nuns hold their prayers, its spectacular fine dome, the cloister, which blends romanic and gothic styles, the chapterhouse with a statue of the Virgin of Mercy and the chapel where you can admire the Virgine of the cloister, a Romanic work whose face bears an expression of great gentleness.
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Gradual 15th Century, Santa Maria's Monastery of Vallbona
Our God has said: “Encourage my people! Give them comfort. Speak kindly to Jerusalem and announce: Your slavery is past; your punishment is over. I, the Lord, made you pay double for your sins.”
Someone is shouting: “Clear a path in the desert! Make a straight road for the Lord our God. Fill in the valleys; flatten every hill and mountain. Level the rough and rugged ground. Then the glory of the Lord will appear for all to see. The Lord has promised this!”
Someone told me to shout, and I asked, “What should I shout?” We humans are merely grass, and we last no longer than wild flowers. At the Lord's command, flowers and grass disappear, and so do we. Flowers and grass fade away, but what our God has said will never change. Your God Is Here! There is good news for the city of Zion. Shout it as loud as you can from the highest mountain. Don't be afraid to shout to the towns of Judah, “Your God is here!” Look! The powerful Lord God is coming to rule with his mighty arm. He brings with him what he has taken in war, and he rewards his people. The Lord cares for his nation, just as shepherds care for their flocks. He carries the lambs in his arms, while gently leading the mother sheep.
Isaiah 40, 1-11
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Calendari de turisme 2014
From January's 1st 2014 the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona will open at tourism according to the following schedule
Click on the image to see the claendar (PDF file)
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 08:36