Let’s celebrate this Holy day with a Holy Lookbook.
Here are some beautiful and inspirational libraries from
Holy locations all over the world.
Admont Abbey (Austria)
Familiar? I think Disney may have been inspired… 😉
Abbey library of Saint Gall (Switzerland)
A stunning and warm library. During a fire in 937, the Abbey was destroyed, but the library remained intact.
Waldsassen Abbey (Bavaria, Germany)
The intricate engraving work engulfing this library takes my breath away.
Westminster Abbey Library (United Kingdom)
The Library and Muniment Room houses the extensive and historic collections of books, manuscripts and archival material
Vorau Abbey Library (Austria)
There is something just absolutely magical about this library.
The Vatican Library (Rome)
Formally established in 1475, (although much older) it is one of the oldest libraries in the world and contains one of the most significant collections of historical texts. It currently has 75,000 codices from throughout history, as well as 1.1 million printed books, which include some 8,500 incunabula.
Melk Abbey Library (Austria)
Melk Abbey Library, Austria
The Melk Library was orginially a palace. The library has two floors and around 80,000 volumes of priceless works.
Wiblingen Abbey Library (Germany)
Is this the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow..? I adore the beautiful vibrant colors of this library.
El Escorial Abbey Library (Spain)
The library was a Renaissance statement of power, majesty, prowess, and intellectual world leadership designed for both the preservation of the old (binding multiple cultural histories into a single Catholic Spanish culture) and discovery of the new.
Göttweig Abbey (Austria)
Göttweig Abbey library, Austria
The wood work on this library and contrasting simplicity is gorgeous.
Einsiedeln Abbey Library (Switzerland)
The abbey is dedicated to Our Lady of the Hermits, the title being derived from the circumstances of its foundation, for the first inhabitant of the region was Saint Meinrad, a hermit. I could very easily become a hermit myself with this as my haven!
I hope you enjoyed these beauties, have you ever visited an abbey library?