On a hill just behind the abbey of our Lady of Einsiedeln stands the solitary statue of the Patriarch of Western Monasticism, Benedict of Nursia.  Benedict valued silence and solitude just as much as community life in the pursuit of holiness.



The horse stable

Einsiedeln Abbey Stables

At the heart of Einsiedeln in Switzerland is the glorious Benedictine Abbey founded by St. Meinrad in the 10th century.  Part of its economic endowment is its impressive horse stables.