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Isle of Wight holiday offers spiritual sanctuary

Tue 8 Feb 2011

Isle of Wight holiday offers spiritual sanctuary

People from the mainland looking for a break offering a spiritual sanctuary and the chance to get away from modern life have been advised to book an Isle of Wight holiday.

Writing for the Telegraph, Simon Horsford explained that he stayed for a week at Quarr Abbey - a Benedictine monastery on the Isle of Wight - and found it to be unspoiled by the outside world.

The Benedictines welcome guests, who can stay at Quarr Abbey for free, though donations are welcome, with visitors eating meals with the monks and able to attend the many daily services that are held.

"Going to them allows one to experience the monks' daily routine and to enjoy their beautiful and uplifting Gregorian chanting of hymns and psalms," commented Mr Horsford.

For those on Isle of Wight holidays who do not want an extended stay at the monastery, tours of Quarr Abbey can be booked in advance, while school parties are also welcomed.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-800391882-ADNFCR

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