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Abbey of St. Georges du Bois

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The Abbey of St. Georges du Bois (French: Abbaye de Saint-Georges-du-Bois) is a recently re-established Benedictine monastery at Saint-Martin-des-Bois, a commune in the canton of Montoire-sur-le-Loir and the arrondissement of Vendôme, in Loir-et-Cher, France.

The property was left to the Diocese of Blois by its previous owners and is staffed by former monks of the dissident community at Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, who have agreed to use the Latin liturgy as revised by Pope Paul VI.

The church, which is a fine monument of late Romanesque style of the 12th and 13th centuries, with Angevin vaulting, has now been restored to the continuous round of worship which was interrupted by the French Revolution. There is debate as to whether the dedication to Saint George, normally associated with the period of the Crusades, goes back to a much earlier foundation.

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Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 0°49′45″E / 47.72083°N 0.82917°E / 47.72083; 0.82917

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