Sunday, August 23, 2009

Can-can in a Norbertine Monastery

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


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


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


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".