Our Society takes its name – a bit presumptuously, I admit, from the abbey of Cluny, in its day the largest church in the West. It was the focal point of a grand spiritual revival in the 11th and 12the centuries centered on the celebration of the liturgy. After the French Revolution almost all of this monumental church was demolished. Now there is a virtual recreation of the abbey:
(In French; there is at times interference in the sound of this clip)
It seems that others, though, have the ambition of recreating Cluny in stone:
“The architecture, drawing much of its inspiration from great Romanesque churches, provides a structure that is simple and yet austere and stable.”
Thanks to Le Forum Catholique.