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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Cross on which the Redemption of the world was wrought. Posted by Picasa
There is a long tradition in Austria and Bavaria of "Bergmesse" - Mountain Masses celebrated either in the open air or in chapels. Every mountain in Austria has a Cross at the top which groups of the Faithful regarded as their goal. This is a picture of such a Mountain Mass, probably about 1890-1900.  Posted by Picasa

And this is what has become of the tradition. Posted by Picasa

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross