Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey
11 Ballymena Road, Portglenone, BT44 8BL
Tel: 028 2582 1341
Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey belongs to a story of almost a thousand years. It is part of the Cistercian Order which was founded in Franc at Citeaux in Burgundy in the Year 1098. The document outlining the constitution of the Order is known as the Charter of Love. Taking its inspiration from the Rule of St. Benedict the Cistercian life was to be one of the secluded communal intercession, contemplative prayer with manual work given its prominent position.