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93190 LIVRY GARGAN
The Abbey of Our Lady in Livry-Gargan was built around 1197 on the death of William IV of Garland, by the will of his eldest son. Philip Augustus would make it independent of St. Vincent de Senlis. He bought the canons of Senlis, then settled in the abbey, all property of Garland William (son) had granted them. From this acquisition, the abbey acquired its independence. The abbey was placed under the patronage of the Virgin Mary and consecrated by Eudes de Sully, then bishop of Paris in 1197. The monks who lived there mission was to guard the tomb of Garlande, and prayed to God for the repose of the soul of the lord. Monastic life was divided between study, psamoldie, manual labor, obedience, and poverty. Forty abbots succeeded until the Revolution. By 1500, the abbey reform occurred: the abbots should be chosen from the Canons Regular of St. Augustine. But peace was disturbed in 1544 when Francis I conferred the title of abbot a monk of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine. As the rules differed, there followed a disorder without a name. Abbey welcomed many famous guests, including the Abbe de Coulanges and Madame de Sevigne, to 1667.