The nearby Cistercian Monastery has 28 cloistered nuns and that almost all of them are from Africa and Asia. This is also where most of America's priests are being recruited from. One gets the feeling the church is in an unrecoverable nosedive. But they are leaving behind some great structures.
The Choir area was constructed in the 1500's and was made of Walnut polished with Beeswax. They have never been refinished and still look brand-new.