Abbaye des Prémontrés (Lorraine)

2016 Grant of $20,000 – Paris Chapter The abbey is an 18th-century gem. In 1792 during the Revolution, it was looted and sold as national property. Transformed into a civil and military hospital, during the WWI French and German wounded are treated there. Partially destroyed, then restored, burned and bombed in 1944, it is left in ruins. Miraculously saved from total destruction, the abbey is rebuilt and restored in 1965 with funds for war reparations but the church was never restored. The abbey became a Cultural Center in 1976. Restoration: 7 decorative Baroque stone panels in the church