The old abandoned monastery
The old abandoned monastery

The old abandoned monastery

The old abandoned monastery

Sex, priests and legal proceedings

The monastery was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Situated on a mountainside so as to offer occupants a breathtaking view of the area that extends to their feet, the site is still 100 years later of great beauty. Three floors high, the original construction had the shape of a "U".

Over the years, a new wing will be added to the growing needs of this religious community very involved in the community.

Maybe even too involved, by the way. At the turn of the millennium, legal action will be taken against the sexual abuses that the priests have inflicted on the residents of the seminary under their responsibility. The alleged acts occurred between 1960 and 1987 and are aimed at nine priests who are accused of sexual assault.

The lawsuit stretched over several years and the community will finally be condemned to pay ten million dollars to the 80 victims, not without having tried, in vain, to hide this money.

Today the monastery is empty. Its last occupants, another religious community left the premises around 2008. Since then, the site has been sold to a European group that now wants to sell it off ... for a second time.

Difficult to say who could occupy such a particular building. The rooms are tiny, the renovations to be done are numerous, the wings are labyrinthine and the site is difficult to access. A home for the elderly, maybe.

Until then, the current owners will have to carry out some emergency works to keep the value of the building high ... At least, the alarm system keep the vandals away.

Related content

The little green house - Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford
Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

Abandoned for more modern constructions or left behind to adrift once the occupants died, abandoned houses populate the countryside. Hidden under vegetation who tries to conquer its old territory, sometimes the passing years prevent explorers...

The old abandoned church
Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

The exodus of churches is not a secret. While in 2003 there was 2751 places of worship in Quebec, 270 of them were sold, closed or transformed in the space of ten years. And the trend is still moving in the same path. If a little more than half...

Teufelsberg: the former NSA station
Berlin, (Germany)

The origin of this construction is surprising. It must first be known that it is located at the top of an artificial mountain made of rubble and other residues from the buildings destroyed during the Second World War. Then, this mountain itself...

The old and abandoned gas station
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec (Canada)

It was a garage, but also a gas station, a car wash and a house. But today, the large building is completely abandoned. Newspapers and magazines on the floor suggest that the owners left about two years ago. They have left suddenly, by the way....