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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim


Newly-restored confessional returned to its place

Our French confessional has found its place by one of the side walls. It was a gift from the priests and parish members of Dol-de Bretagne, who wish to develop bonds of friendship with St. Olav parish in Trondheim.

The Bretons consider St. Olav and his army the saviours of the young church in the then archdiocese of Dol. After Olav's conversion and baptism he and his men sailed to Dol, which was under heavy attack from Danish vikings. According to tradition, Olav's intervention sent the attackers fleeing.

The confessional originated from the Cathedral of Dol-de –Bretagne. It was made in the middle of the 19th century, during the reign of Napoleon III. After the French Revolution in 1789 all monasteries were forced to close. The monastery Mont Saint Michel north of Dol became a prison. The confessional was made by the prisoners of Mont Saint Michel.

With curtains and kneefall soon in place, it will be ready for use.

St. Olav Catholic Parish
Schirmers gate 1

Phone: 73 80 87 50
E-mail: trondheim [at]

trondheim [at] katolsk.noBank account: 4200 59 64088
New St. Olav church: 4200 36 09736

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Egil.Mogstad [at]
73 80 87 51 (Office)
995 65 587 (Mobile)

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