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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Trappistine Convent (トラピスチヌ修道院)| Hakodate

The Trappistine Convent (トラピスチヌ修道院), the Lady of the Angels' Convent, was founded in 1898 by eight nuns from the convent in Ubexy, France. Bishop Berlioz of the Hakodate diocese asked them to come here because he felt there was a great need to spread Christianity in this area. The nun's living conditions at the beginning were so poor, so much so, that the headquarters in France was considering to recall their nus to France.
Most of the present building was reconstructed in 1927 after a big fire in 1926.

Let's go!

First, the statues of St. Michael (聖ミカエル像) and

the Virgin Mary (聖母マリア像) welcome us to the convent!

We are now allowed to enter the building, but it's worth visiting here! The nus has mainly three jobs; praying, working in the agricultural fields, and reading every day.

We had a wonderful time in front of the Lourdes Cave (ルルドの洞窟) for a while.......

Let's go to the highest point!

I love the contrast of the blue sky, the redbrick building, and green!

 Look at the beautiful scenery from the top!

The statue of St. Teresa (聖テレシア像) always makes us happy.

We had a peaceful time here in the Trappistine Convent (トラピスチヌ修道院).

P.S.
Are you interested in delicious vanilla ice cream? If so, let's go to the parking lot, and drop by this souvenir shop named the Forest Shop (市民の森売店)!
 

They serve very delicious vanilla ice cream with 8% of milk fat content!!! Yummy x 2!!!

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