Skip to comments.Storming Heilegenkreuz: Austrian Monastery's Vocations Explode
Posted on 08/27/2010 11:04:20 AM PDT by 0beron
88 Monks, average age 47: "It is above all the Liturgy in the Gregorian Choir as well as our loyalty to the Pope and the Church's teachings", said P Karl Wallner.
Vienna (kath.net/Cross Press) IN the Cistercian Monastery of Heiligenkreuz in the Vienna Wood, the number of Monks has risen to 88, which means a doubling in the last year, and the highest manpower in its almost 900 year history. The average age of the Monks is 47 years.
"Such a wave of young people who want to participate in our life hasn't happened since the Middle Ages,' exclaimed P. Karl Wallner, Professor of Dogmatics at the Order's Academy and Youth Pastor.
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Maybe young people (and I know I am) are tired of the contast chaos of a society that refuses to accept solid norms and the stability that results in it.
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