The Abbey of Regina Laudis


 

 

        Bethlehem is home to the The Abbey of Regina Laudis and its exquisite museum quality, 18th century Neapolitan Crèche. The Abbey was founded in 1947, by Mother Benedict Duss, O.S.B., and Mother Mary Aline Trilles de Warren, O.S.B., from the Abbey of Notre Dame de Jouarre, a 7th century abbey located northeast of Paris, France. 

        A 1949 movie, "Come to the Stables", starring Loretta Young, was based on the story of the nuns coming to Bethlehem, where they were taken in by Bethlehem artist, Lauren Ford, and eventually established the Abbey (a children's hospital in the movie).

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