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A tower of Ettal Abbey is seen in front of the snow-covered landscape on November 18, 2014 in Ettal, southern Germany.

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Ettal Abbey tower is viewed in front of the snow-covered landscape in Ettal, southern Germany

(left to right) Father Luke and Father Gordon and Father Matthew look out over the lake at Ampleforth, North Yorkshire  at the Autumn trees. Ampleforth Abbey and College is the UK's largest Benedictine community and is set in one of North Yorkshire's Areas of Outstanding Beauty.

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(left to right) Father Luke and Father Gordon and Father Matthew look out over the lake at Ampleforth, North Yorkshire at the Autumn trees. Ampleforth Abbey and College is the UK’s largest Benedictine community and is set in one of North Yorkshire’s Areas of Outstanding Beauty.