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For the monks of nuclear -- Abby in northern California and -- prayer has been answered.
A rebirth of this gothic chapter house.
Built from the -- stones that supported the -- original twelfth century monastery in OP loves Spain and you can see the different colored and -- stone of the medieval era.
The chapter house now sits on the grounds of the abbey in Irvine California population 237.
Father -- -- has spent decades working to rebuild -- distortion monastery here and add to its rich history.
Originally built around 1190 the chapter house or as the center of monastic life -- Loans that had been held.
Host a monastery of our monks.
For all over 600 years.
But eventually the number of monks declined and in 1835.
The monastery closed.
The crumbling stones might have been lost forever were it not for an unlikely savior newspaper tycoon and avid art collector William Randolph Hearst.
In 1930 he acquired the main buildings from Spain.
But his plans to rebuild the monastery at a second Hearst castle in northern California it never materialized.
And the shipping crates containing the disassembled stones from -- life.
Languished in Golden Gate Park for decades.
Eventually the mountain -- -- convinced the city of San Francisco to give them the stones and in 2003 they begin the restoration themselves.
With the help of Sierra Nevada brewery in nearby Chico where visitors here about the -- up the road.
Assertions -- -- it happens making there's like this for generations basically they also hear how this beer is part of the story to.
Hope -- -- Ailes is a partnership between Sierra Nevada and the Brothers in behind -- a premium ale brewed in the Trappist -- tradition.
With a portion of the proceeds going to the monastery.
That's really you know sort of -- dream come true to -- to work point that was the monks in this way.
And I really has.
The -- line is helping Sierra Nevada branch out and so far the collaboration has raised 140000.
Dollars for this architectural marvel.
A reunion for the sacred stones pillars and vaulted ceiling that witnessed this same order of monks centuries ago.
Home and I think they're happy about that they're singing again and you can put it that -- it.
The Abby wants to raise another two million dollars to complete the restoration of what will be just the third mid -- building -- all of North America.
Are remarkable achievement that comes from strong faith.
And the monks hope.
Strong sales of this -- with the back story and by the California Claudia Cowan Fox News.
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