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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Can-can in a Norbertine Monastery

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But that's just the beginning.

Checking out whether the Norbertines are still there- it is clearly still a church.

Padre Pio celebrates Mass in 1956

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Prior to this I have only seen his last Mass, which I think was said according to the 1965 book, which is reported to have made him unhappy.

Exemplary Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart

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Zombies invade Monastery of St Florian in Austria (just near Linz)

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Presumably without opposition from the Prior as they gained access to one of the rooms. In fact, it is part of a modern art event called "The Guardians of Time". The Prior in fact will let pretty much anything go on in the monastery- last year, he let an artist called Nitsch who styles himself a "blood orgy master" give a concert premier of one of his organ works, on the same organ Bruckner played. Using the blood of animals, he actually stages "blood orgies".