Skip to comments.France: Catholic Monasteries are Growing
Posted on 08/10/2010 3:12:07 PM PDT by 0beron
The old liberals command the Church is increasingly without reservation. But the boring mush they produce doesn't attract anyone any more.
[kreuz.net] "The Cloister, which young people today are drawn to, is something which the most traditional societies offer."
Trappist, Father Guillaume Jedrzejczak explained on July 2nd, to the article appearing in the Catholic daily 'La Croix'.
Father Jedrzejczak is the former Abbot of the French Trappist Abbey Mont-des-Cats.
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I'm sorry, what does that mean in English?
I was puzzled too.
BTW, the Trappists here in Oregon make wonderful fudge at Christmas time. Delicious!
While the liberals dominate the Church in France, only the monasteries attract new members.
Wow, I wasn’t going to get *that* from the quoted statement!
There’s a whole “monastery products” catalog, with goods sold by many different orders. I sent my FRiend some jelly last year from Trappists, iirc.
I’ve gotten a couple of online catalogs from the Trappists, and I’m dying to try some of their beer. A sampler, maybe. I’ll have to wait a few months to see what there is for Christmas gifts...and a $5-off coupon...
I think it’s safe to say that the areas where the Church tends toward liberals, attendance at Mass is down, and people, in general, shy away. While the rest of the Church seems to be, thank the Lord, gaining ground. I know that I feel more at home in the more traditional Catholic settings.
And the jellies were on the awesome side of FANTASTIC! I can only imagine what the fudge is like. (Hmmmm...beer or fudge? Fudge or beer?...) HELP!!!
I already corrected it on the main site.
It means that their command of the church is becoming increasingly unreserved...
Both. But not at the same time.
I dunno....something to be said for the sweet taste of chocolate followed by the bite of a good beer....
Somewhere, long ago, I read that the chemical in alcohol that makes one addicted is the same one in chocolate that makes folks crave it.
Yes, but when Brother Maynard, in charge of packaging, described his duties, he nearly sparked a visitation from Rome.
LAUNCELOT: We have the Holy Hand Grenade.
ARTHUR: Yes, of course! The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! ‘Tis one of the sacred relics Brother Maynard carries with him! Brother Maynard! Bring up the Holy Hand Grenade!
How does it, uh... how does it work?
???: I know not, my liege.
???: Consult the Book of Armaments!
MAYNARD: Armaments, Chapter Two, Verses Nine to Twenty-One.
BROTHER: “And Saint Atila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, ‘Oh, Lord, bless this thy hand grenade that with it thou mayest blow thy enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.’ And the Lord did grin, and people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large —”
MAYNARD: Skip a bit, Brother.
BROTHER: “And the Lord spake, saying, ‘First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thou foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.’”