Day 7: After our excursion in Prémontré, we had lodged in Soisson for the night. So, this morning, we started off the day with the important part of our daily rhythm of our life, morning prayer and breakfast. Then we were off to our first destination, which is in Laon. We visited the Abbey of St. Martin of Laon. This being one of the places that St. Bartholomew had introduced to St. Norbert but was rejected by the community initially but later converted to the Norbertine way of life. After the tour, Mass was celebrated by our fellow international Norbertine brothers and had a short picnic in the garden before moving to our next destination, cathedral of Laon. Due to timing, we hadn’t the time to really take in the immense beauty of the cathedral itself. All the work that had been put in to make it on of the great places in Laon to pray and one of the place near where there were some Norbertine presence only a short distance away. So we departed by bus recited daytime prayer on our last trip to Lisieux.  Our last trip was also short but we did get to take in at least some time to admire the architecture of the basilica dedicated to St. Therésè. We had gone down to the crypt of the basilica where we had ended our tour with vespers and followed by dinner (aka picnic no. 2). So we our day heading back to Mondaye for a restful night before beginning a new day of adventures.