Outside. Looks like Hogwarts. The building to the right is the seminary.
Stained glass inside. The tree with the forbidden fruit becomes the cross that Jesus is crucified on in atonement for our sins.
The altar, set out in the middle, amongst the people, rather than far away and separate from them. Note the two large candle holders. Two candles represent the Old Testament and the Gospels – and are also reminiscent of the two candles used at the head and foot of a dead body lying in state.
Another picture of the altar. Note the really unusual Christus painting on the back wall. It is all in black.
Where the laity sit. Note the small amount of informational books to help you follow along.
Where the monks sit. Solid, with slight dividers. This way they pray together, but also have some privacy.
Note the vast amount of informational books here for the monks. You’d think they wouldn’t need it more than the laity.
The flying cross
The cross and altar. Note how the baptismal font looks like a chalice atop the altar at this angle.
Outside door in the sunlight. This is a door that is not normally used.
It is quite atmospheric this time of day and year.
The baptismal font. Covered in scenes depicting stories about water in the Bible. The font is connected to a water pump so it burbles all the time with fresh water. It is quite large.
Outside the Abbey front doors.
Inside the Blessed Sacrament chapel.
The Black Madonna.
A sunny picture of the Abbey.
Inside, a Corinthian column.
A Yale lock on the front left door.