Waulsort Abbey (French : Abbaye de Waulsort) was a Benedictine monastery located at Waulsort now in Hastière in the province of Namur, Belgium.
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The Rule of Saint Benedict is a book of precepts written by Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot.
Waulsort is a settlement in the Belgian Walloon municipality of Hastière, province of Namur.
The monastery was founded in 946 by Scottish monks. Saint Maccallin and Saint Cathróe were the first two abbots. Saint Forannan (d. 980) was also subsequently abbot of Waulsort.
Saint Cathróe was a monk and abbot. His life is recorded in a hagiography written soon after his death by a monk at the monastery of Saint Felix at Metz, where Cathróe was abbot. Miracles of healing were attributed to Cathróe during his life, and he was considered a saint after his death.
The abbey was dissolved during the French Revolution in 1793, when it was sacked. The surviving structures have been remodelled as a private house.
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The former abbey is principally known as the owner, from the 10th to the 18th century, of the Lothair Crystal.
The Lothair Crystal is an engraved gem from Lotharingia in North-West Europe, showing scenes of the biblical story of Susanna, dating from 855-869. The Lothair Crystal is an object in the collection of the British Museum.
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